Clinton Emails: 5 Best Mentions of Members of Congress
Another day brings another batch of emails from the inbox of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In addition to a memo on how to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and inquiries on when to catch episodes of “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife,” the latest collection of emails from the former secretary of State’s time at Foggy Bottom includes several that made particular mention of members of Congress, past and present.
After sifting through the data dump, HOH compiled five of the best and most revealing name checks of senators and representatives, either from Clinton herself or her illustrious associates. 1. Barbara + Hillary = Best Friends Forever. The email exchanges between the former secretary and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., offer an eye-opening glimpse of Clinton’s seemingly genuine affection for her former Senate colleague — including no judgement of Mikulski’s apparent inability to type messages on a mobile device.
From: Mikulski, BAM (Mikulski)
Sent: Mon Mar 22 20:00:34 2010
Subject: Nuns. Health. Care
Whew once again u are in the thick of thing— but didn’t it make your heart feel good about the passage of. Health. Care—-and. The. Nuns pushed it over the finish line—-as usual in the fcore front of. Social. Justice and a daring willingness. To break with the. Boys if you need a tonic. Go to the. Nuns exhibit @ the. Smithsonian— Ripley. Center. Gives the 250 year history of. Nuns in. Usa. And their role in shaping. Our country and producing 1000s of women leaders with names like. Pelosi. Mikulski. Ferrar0. Sebilius. takes less than a hour. You are doing greatFrom: H
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: Nuns. Health. Care
Let’s hear it for the nuns–I knew when they came out, the die was cast and Bart would get his knuckles rapped. Now, let’s wrap this up in the Senate and go drink something unhealthy! All your AIPAC friends told me you’re doing well so take care and keep going–w the wind at you back and my fervent cheers–Hillary
To: Mikulski, BAM (Mikulski)
Sent: Sun Apr 25 11:12:28 2010
Subject: Good luck on a good start!
I loved your comments at your re-election kickoff and hope you’ve scared off all the would-be opponents.
How’s our friend, Martin, doing? I know he has a rematch when he should be reelected by acclamation for steering the ship of state so well. Pls give him my best wishes.
And go get ’em! Your friend and booster, HillaryFrom: Mikulski, BAM (Mikulski)
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 12:13 PM
Subject Re: Good luck on a good start!
Wow What a nice suprise. Thanks 4 words of support and enthusiasm alas my gain has given omaaley his nemisis. The erlichs r running 4 gov. Both husband/wife were looking @ senate. But. Dem. Md. Will be like NATO. An. Attack on one an attack on all am zipping around the. State and. Tweeting. Can u believe it. Along way from our perogi tours. NY. —- your are the best
. Loretta Sanchez Cometh. Who was talking about Obama’s trade agenda in 2010 before this year, when a fight over Trade Promotion Authority nearly caused the Democratic Party to implode? Well, a lot of people, including Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., who not only had concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership but was eager to take them up with Clinton personally.
From: Marciel, Scot ATo: Abedin, HumaCc: Sullivan, Jacob J; Gatz, Karen LSent: Thu Jan 21 09:19:22 2010Subject: Urgent — Rep. Loretta Sanchez Re Vietnam HRIn case Rep. Loretta Sanchez engages the Secretary on the margins of her internet freedom speech, here is some quick background and a few suggested points we didn’t have time to clear it with anyone, but I thought better something than nothing. ScotBackground:Representative Loretta Sanchez asked yesterday to speak with you regarding her concerns that the Administration is moving too fast in the direction of providing economic benefits to Vietnam — for example, granting access to the General System of Preferences (GSP), permitting participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an associate member — even as the human rights situation deteriorates. Sanchez may try to button-hole you at your Internet speech today.
“Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior. He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle … He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody’s enduring loyalty. Boehner is beholden and somewhat scared of his base. He twitches when they make gestures that might undermine his position … Boehner is neither feared nor loved.”
From: Smith, Daniel BSent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:30 PMTo: Mills, Cheryl D; Abedin, Huma; Sullivan, Jacob JSubject: 2/25/10 Senior Staff and Regional Bureaus MeetingsSENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSFIED HAITIJack reported briefly on his conversations with Lowey and Oberstar on Haiti. Lowey raised two concerns: first, that we don’t care about education in Haiti and, second, that we don’t care about education in general.
From: Bulgrin, Julie KTo: Verma, Richard R; Adams, David S; Rooney, Matthew M; Turk, David MSent: Sun Jan 17 10:46:24 2010Subject: Rep. Meek is Haiti – detailsFlew into Santo Domingo last night. Went overland to PaP. With Amb. Merten in Haiti.About to do an aerial tour w/Amb. Planning on going out with S. Florida search and response teams. (Was former State trooper so we think he has some experience in search and rescue, but cannot know for sure.) He’s doing this on his own, so we’re not sure what he’s planning.His staff had been trying to persuade him not to travel for at least the immediate future, but it clearly didn’t work. He has received too many phone calls from constituents encouraging him to go.
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