Clinton Email States “She’s Often Confused”

Clinton Confused Huma Email

The Hill is reporting on line found in Huma Abedin’s email which is potentially very damaging:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “often confused,” according to a 2013 email from her longtime aide Huma Abedin.

The comment, which is likely to attract attention from Clinton’s critics on the presidential campaign trail, was revealed on Monday following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from conservative legal group Judicial Watch.

In the Jan. 26, 2013, message, Abedin gave the note about Clinton while discussing the secretary’s schedule with another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley.

“Have you been going over calls with her for tomorrow?” Abedin asked Hanley. “So she knows [then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan] singh is at 8?”

“She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call,” Hanley responded. “Will go over with her.”

“Very imp to do that,” Abedin said in response.

“She’s often confused.”

This was in email found by the conservative group Judicial Watch so I would be concerned about whether they might be cherry picking statements out of the email which they obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Conceivably other email might indicate that Clinton had difficulty keeping track of a busy schedule as opposed to generally being confused.

Unless there is further information favorable to Clinton, this release could be very damaging to her in the general election, raising questions both as to her competence and suggesting a reason why Clinton tried to use her private server to keep her email secret.

Judicial Watch also claims that the email containing a detailed itinerary of Clinton’s schedule for the day would be a security breach.

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    Mike Hatcher says:

    I don't really see that particular e-mail as a big deal.  International players like sec of state have, no doubt, a bunch of things going on.  Her aid, Huma, isn't doing an in depth psychoanalysis of her boss here. Of course Hillary's opposition will throw it at her, but those that put much weight to it were already against her.  On the other hand, my snarky side can't help but think how busy it is for her to keep track of all her lies, while raking in millions from foreign investors/contributors to her family's foundation.  I think the news today about the foundation redoing their financial disclosure is more damaging than that email. The reports I read on that show the foundation twisting the word "required"…they were required to disclose, they didn't disclose, then they say, they are now doing it voluntarily, even though they weren't required. CLASSIC CLINTON!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I think that it could be used to hurt her, especially if she is running against someone much younger like Rubio. This will be used to raise questions as to whether Clinton is too old. If she has another moment like claiming she was dodging bullets in Bosnia, this could be used to raise question about her mental status. With the grueling schedule of a primary campaign, even a young candidate can have what appears to have a senior moment, such as Obama saying he campaigned in 57 states. If Clinton has more such moments, this email can be used to make it much more damaging.

    I guess Clinton is bringing conservatives and liberals together. I’m seeing both make the obvious point that she is getting confused trying to keep track of all her lies.

    Yes, much of the Foundation stuff is worse, but it is also complicated for many voters. Give “evidence” that she is often confused, and many more will understand the line of attack.

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