President Trump has often deflected from his own dereliction of duty by citing former Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business during her time as secretary of state. However, earlier this week, it was revealed that at least six Trump administration officials have used private email addresses while conducting government business.
Clinton responded to the reports during a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Zerlina Maxwell, by saying: “It’s just the height of hypocrisy,” The Hill reports. The former secretary of state went on blast Trump for his criticism of her use of a private email server to conduct business. “They didn’t mean any of it,” she asserted. “If they were sincere about it, I think you’d have Republican members of Congress calling for an investigation. I haven’t heard that yet.”
While Clinton did admit during the interview that her use of a private email server was a “dumb mistake,” but, she went on say that it became an even “dumber scandal.” Clinton’s comments come on the heels of the The New York Times revelation that over five current White House officials have used private email addresses to conduct government business. In fact, according to sources, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Stephen Bannon and current advisers Gary Cohn and Stephen Miller have all sent or received government-related emails on personal email accounts.
The hypocrisy comes into play due to the fact that while on the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly criticized Clinton for her use of a private server while serving as secretary of State. On Monday, in response to the story, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that all White House personnel “have been instructed to use official email to conduct all government-related work.” The question is: why in the world did they not already know to do that?