Most people, who use email, use the word “delete” when they talk about not saving their communications.
But Hillary Clinton never used that word.
Here’s what she said: “At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails.”
Everyone assumes that meant that she deleted them. But did she?
What does “chose not to keep” mean in Clintonspeak?
Because a few minutes later, she contradicted herself and said this:
The server contains personal communications from my husband and me, and I believe I have met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private
The word contains is in the present tense. With anyone else, that would not raise questions. But we are talking about the Clintons — and tense matters.
As in “it depends on the meaning of what IS is.”
Another interesting thing is that Bill Clinton’s staff told the Wall Street Journal that he does not use email and has only sent two emails in his life — both while he was still President.
So what “personal communications” is she talking about?
Did she simply move her personal emails on to the server that she reminded us is protected by the Secret Service? And that she has no plans to have anyone else decide whether they are relevant to Benghazi or any other FOI request?
With Hillary, you always have to closely examine, parse, and wonder about what she is really saying.
Only time will tell.