The State Department on Wednesday released the latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.
There were several interesting revelations, including a bump in the number of classified emails that were a part of Clinton’s release, as well as an email about how Clinton was unhappy about the decision to make passport applications forms gender neutral.
As with the past several email dumps, most of the emails provide a behind-the-scenes look at the mostly benign and occasionally amusing exchanges among Clinton, her staff and confidants, and other government officials.
Here are some of the most interesting and amusing exchanges:
In an email with outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), Clinton encouraged her former Senate colleague to persevere through a rough legislative session, referring to Harriet Tubman as her “home girl.”
Clinton also was forced to give up during an attempt to call the White House after an operator did not believe that the caller was actually Clinton.
Driving in Long Island, Clinton repeatedly asked her aides which NPR affiliates broadcast on the island.
Clinton aide Cheryl Mills forwarded Clinton talking points in case Clinton ran into comedian Ellen DeGeneres at a party in Los Angeles.
Mills also forwarded Clinton an email rebutting reality-television star Tim Gunn’s criticism of Clinton’s fashion choices.
Clinton was keeping an eye on the politics of Sabra hummus.
Clinton was curious what FUBAR — an acronym that stands for “F—– up beyond belief” — meant.
Confidant Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton an email that referenced the “vast right wing conspiracy” that Blumenthal said is aligned against her.
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