Posted: 4:09 pm Friday, October 7th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
The State Department on Friday afternoon released the first emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State which had been uncovered during the FBI investigation into her controversial private email server – most of them contained one simple command from Clinton – to print an email.
Many of the 75 emails released today have been made public before, but simply now include an extra response from Clinton or her top aide Huma Abedin, like one where Abedin tells her boss that papers are being dropped off at her home.
“Some secure documents being delivered to house this am,” she writes in an email from August of 2010.
“There’s a pouch at your house. Agents should have delivered to kitchen,” Abedin writes in another.
“Ok,” was Clinton’s reply – that two letter email response was one of the emails that Clinton evidently did not turn over to the State Department.
This was the first of four email releases scheduled by the State Department, under an agreement in a federal lawsuit over Clinton’s emails.
Other emails from Abedin are about getting Clinton connected with various Senators, like Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and George Voinovich of Ohio.
“Voinovich being connected to berry in 5 min,” Abedin wrote on August 24, 2010.
“Did u get the fax ok?” Abedin wrote in another.
“Yes. Thx.” was Clinton’s reply.”
Among the emails initiated by Clinton, were some with her directive to aides, “Pls print,” like of an article about the President entitled, “No Drama Obama.”
“Pls print. I’m on my way home,” Clinton wrote in another email that had not been turned over to the State Department.
“Pls print,” Clinton wrote about a subject line of “weekend reading,” which was a New York times opinion piece.
“Pls print 2 copies,” she wrote in February of 2010.
“All of this did not print last night. It stopped after Fourth!” Clinton wrote in October of 2009 in a redacted email about Honduras.
Another time, Clinton was wondering why she hadn’t heard from Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
“Do they know I’m trying?” Clinton wrote to Abedin, with the subject line of “Still no call.”
Others were about her schedule:
As in past releases, some of the emails were redacted for security reasons.
Some of the redactions were also accompanied by a note that details of the email were now considered classified, like an email that Huma Abedin forwarded to herself on February 27, 2011 on post-Qadhafi Libya.
That email has already been released – and was labeled a “NEAR DUPLICATE” by the State Department.
That means other than the final “forward” of the email, it had been previously made public.
One forwarded email was of an AP story about trip that Clinton took to Africa, with the subject line of “damn this is good.”
The emails also included more from Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, in one case about a supposed effort to have the Egyptian government strike a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood on a new government.
Clinton forwarded to the email to one of her aides, Oscar Flores, who was also asked by Abedin to print other emails for the Secretary.
“I’ll print in am. I left already,” Flores responds in one email that was not previously released.
“Happy Easter,” wrote Clinton aide Hannah Richert in an unreleased email from April of 2012. “Sorry to both you, but do you want to put out a joint statement on Mike Wallace?”
Wallace, a long time “60 Minutes” correspondent on CBS, had died the night before.
One of the unreleased emails appears to be from Bill Clinton – “Dictated from WJC” is the subject line in December of 2009, seemingly a reply to his wife about advice that she had sought.
You can look through the 75 emails released today – they are available on
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.