The 21 Hillary Clinton emails you must read – Politico

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28:  Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting on August 28, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Most of the Democratic Presidential candidates including Clinton, Bernie Sanders , Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chafee are attending at the event. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 28: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting on August 28, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Most of the Democratic Presidential candidates including Clinton, Bernie Sanders , Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee are attending at the event.

From the hPad’s arrival to Sid Blumenthal’s rant on Boehner, these are the gems in the latest batch of Hillary’s emails.

The State Department’s largest release to date of Hillary Clinton’s emails provided a deeper look into the former secretary of state’s thinking on major political events, revealed the extent to which longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal had her ear, and offered a range of lighter insights, from her take on snow days (“this is getting silly”) to her amusement at a robber carrying out a heist with a Hillary mask.

Here are the must-read emails, from the more than 7,000 pages of messages released on Monday night:

Hillary and the help desk

In late February 2010, Clinton received a message to her personal email from an inquisitive help desk analyst with the State Department, informing the owner of the account that one of the department’s “customers” was receiving “permanent fatal errors” from the address. Clinton then forwarded the email to aide Huma Abedin, who explained that the help desk “had no idea it was YOU, just some random address.”

“But regardless, means ur email must be back! R u getting other messages?” Abedin asked. Clinton responded: “I’ve gotten some messages from yesterday — how about you?”

The hPad arrives

Philippe Reines emailed Clinton in June 2010 letting her know that her iPad — or as he put it in the subject line, the “hPad” — had arrived.

“That is exciting news — do you think you can teach me to use it on the flight to Kyev next week?” Clinton said.

Blumenthal emails on “vast right wing conspiracy”

With the subject line “H: Yes, there is a vast right wing conspiracy,” Blumenthal forwarded an article from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer exploring how the Koch brothers had funded the tea party movement and right wing of the Republican Party.

“Ah, a little lite vacation reading!” Clinton responded in the August 2010 exchange.

Blumenthal emails on “post-midterms strategy”

On Election Day 2010, Blumenthal gave Clinton his take on the state of play after the midterms, in which Republicans would retake control of the House and John Boehner would ascend to the speakership.

“Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior,” Blumenthal wrote, in part. “He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle. Boehner has already tried to buy the members with campaign contributions and committee assignments, which he has already promised to potentially difficult members.”

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