One of Hillary Clinton’s most senior aides, Huma Abedin, has claimed that the former Secretary of State was often confused and had trouble thinking for herself.
Abedin wrote a colleague an email in January 2013 outlining just how incompetent Clinton was.
The message, to coworker Monica Hanley, followed a back-and-forth about Clinton’s schedule of calls with foreign leaders, including an 8:00 a.m. appointment to speak with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
‘Have you been going over calls with her for tomorrow? So she knows singh [sic] ls at 8?’ Abedin asked Hanley just before 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday.
‘She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call,’ Hanley replied three minutes later. ‘Will go over with her.’
‘Very imp[ortant] to do that. She’s often confused,’ Abedin told her.
It wasn’t the first time Hanley had to keep up with Clinton’s weekend sleeping schedule. In an email released by the State Department in May, she tried to reach the then-secretary of state four days after the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Clinton missed a meeting at the White House for President Obama’s daily national security briefing because she overslept.
Hanley emailed Clinton at 9:17 that morning to let her know that White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer’ had ‘some sensitive items that he would like to personally show you when he arrives.’
Clinton didn’t reply until 10:43, hearly an hour and a half later.
‘[J]ust woke up,’ she told Hanley, ‘so i [sic] missed Dan. Could he come back after [I] finish my calls?’
Judicial Watch, a right-leaning government transparency group, released the new Abedin email on Monday as a consequence of filing a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.
The group had demanded to see all ’emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-“state.gov” email address.’
The 35 pages of emails released Monday include detailed schedules of Clinton’s high-level phone calls – and her movements.
The detailed schedules also contain a warning: ‘The information contained in this email is not to be shared, forwarded or duplicated.’
One of them was a minute-by-minute schedule for Hillary’s day on January 31, 2013.
But Abedins email threads lived on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, not on her official ‘state.gov’ acdress. Abedin had a private account through the ‘clintonemails.com’ domain.
That raises new questions about how Hillary’s government aides – not just Clinton herself – may have exposed her to needless risk through the use of an unsanctioned private email account for official business.
Clinton is the Democratic Party’s front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination. She also faces an FBI investigation over claims that she violated the Espionage Act by ‘gross negligence’ in allowing classified documents to pass through her email server.