If you found it hard to imagine that Bill Clinton was just sending loads of email to his wife, after she excused some of her missing private emails yesterday by noting that they were from the former President, you weren’t alone. In fact, it seems Bill Clinton can’t really remember much in the way of electronic communication with Hillary either.
It turns out that, in his life and despite his private server with several private email addresses set up, Bill has sent exactly two emails in his entire life: one to astronaut John Glenn and one to troops serving abroad. And none to his wife.
If Hillary Clinton’s emails are eventually cracked open, don’t expect to see any juicy correspondence with her husband—or any correspondence at all. Bill Clinton doesn’t use email.
The former president, who does regularly use Twitter has sent a grand total of two emails during his entire life, both as president, says Matt McKenna, his spokesman. After leaving office, Mr. Clinton established his own domain that staff use–@presidentclinton.com. But Mr. Clinton still doesn’t use email himself, Mr. McKenna said.
It’s not unusual for officials to have “official” email addresses that are used for a purpose other than private email. I’m 100% sure that all the Democratic National Committee fundraising emails I get from “Joe Biden” and “President@WhiteHouse.Gov” are not actually from the President or Veep, and Bill Clinton does fundraise and “email” on behalf of his own foundation.
But none of this gives more creedence to Hillary Clinton’s statement yesterday, that her private email server “contains personal communications from my husband and me” problematic. I suppose she could mean that, like many elderly couples, the Clintons share a single email address (and Facebook profile, and Cadillac CTS), and that she emails her friends and family from a joint email account and just signs his name, but it looks more like she was speaking off the cuff, unaware that her husband’s spokesperson had already contradicted her. He, of course, could also have asked said spokesperson to use to the term “email” loosely, like his use of the term, “is.”