Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that her unreleased emails included many personal exchanges with her husband, but that contradicts Bill Clinton’s recent claim that he has only sent two emails in his entire life.
Hillary Clinton told reporters that “the server contains personal communications from my husband and me.”
Bill Clinton’s spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, however, that the former president has not sent an email since leaving the White House.
The former president, who does regularly use Twitter, has sent a grand total of two emails during his entire life, both as president, says Matt McKenna, his spokesman. After leaving office, Mr. Clinton established his own domain that staff use–@presidentclinton.com. But Mr. Clinton still doesn’t use email himself, Mr. McKenna said.
As president, Mr. Clinton’s first email was a message to John Glenn, the former senator and astronaut who in 1998 was making a return trip to space. Mr. Glenn wrote Mr. Clinton, and the president replied. “Hillary and I had a great time at the launch,” Mr. Clinton wrote in his note. “We are very proud of you and the entire crew, and a little jealous.”
But Hillary Clinton said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that she corresponded with her husband over email, and also claimed that the private email server she used was originally set up for her husband.
“The system we used was set up for President Clinton’s office,” said Hillary Clinton in response to a question from ABC’s Jon Karl. “It had numerous safeguards. It was on property, guarded by the secret service, and there were no security breaches.”