On Sunday, it was revealed that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, had, on occasion, used his private email to communicate with lower level staff and colleagues in the White House.
Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, said fewer than 100 emails were involved, and the emails were “usually forwarded news articles or political commentary,” and “most often occurred” when someone “initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal” account.
Following the news, defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted Kushner and the Republican Party, calling the occurrence the “height of hypocrisy.”
In an interview Monday with SiriusXM’s Zerlina Maxwell, Clinton was asked if she “had thoughts” about the new revelation that “Jared Kushner has a private email.”
Clinton rolled her eyes and first made reference to her new book, “What Happened,” before saying she “had a whole chapter about that” and much of it was “overblown and untrue.”
She was referring to her own email scandal and claimed it was “really aimed to score political points, which it did. I take responsibility for it. I say it was a dumb mistake, but it was a dumber scandal, and our country had to go through it, which I regret.”
Clinton then went on a rant over being called out for her own email scandal. “The hypocrisy of this administration, who knew there was no real scandal, who knew that there was no basis for all their hyperventilating,” she said.
She then jumped to Benghazi, saying “Republican members of Congress … politicized the deaths in Benghazi, which I thought was outrageous. You know, we lose people, and it’s a terrible thing when we lose anyone wearing the military uniform or serving in civilian capacity around the world. That’s been going on for a long time, and they deliberately tried to politicize the deaths of those four Americans. And now we’re finding with these latest revelations that they didn’t mean any of it.”
“It’s just the height of hypocrisy. It is something that, if they were sincere about, I think you’d have Republican members of Congress calling for an investigation.”
“It just goes to the rank hypocrisy that this Trump campaign and now this Trump White House is engaged in,” she continued, adding, “I worry about what it means for the lives of Americans,” as she went off on another rant about health care.
In Clinton’s own email scandal, which she has claimed was “no real scandal,” it became known in 2015 that, during her term as secretary of state, she used a private email server kept in the basement of her home rather than her official State Department email account.
FBI investigations revealed Clinton sent at least 100 emails containing classified information over the private server, and another 2,100 emails were later ranked as classified by the State Department.
In all, tens of thousands of emails were discovered to have been sent through Clinton’s private server while she served as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama.
Clinton has also been widely criticized for her statement made during hearings regarding the details of the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans were killed, when she threw up her hands and said, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Watch a clip of the interview below:
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