Throughout the course of her interview with the FBI on July 2, Hillary Clinton told special agents repeatedly that she could not remember specific details pertaining to her tenure as secretary of state. According to CNS News, Clinton “told her questioners that she ‘could not recall,’ ‘did not recall,’ ‘did not remember,’ or ‘had no recollection’ 41 times.”
According to notes released by the FBI on Friday, Clinton couldn’t remember ever having concerns about email messages that showed up on her private account.
“Clinton did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system,” said one page of the notes. “She relied on State officials to use their judgment when emailing her and could not recall anyone raising concerns with her regarding the sensitivity of the information she received at her email address.”
Clinton also told the agents that she could not remember anyone guiding her through the appropriate process for turning over her records as she prepared to transition back into civilian life.
“Clinton stated she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from State during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in early 2013,” says the FBI summary. “However, in December 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year a blood clot. Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.”
You can take two stories out of this, and neither one of them recommend Hillary for the White House. The first story is that her health problems, stemming from a fall in 2012, have wiped out her memory…and not with a cloth. The second is that she relied on this accident to shield her from recalling all the many times she carelessly broke the law while serving as secretary of state.
We’ll just note that she doesn’t appear to have any holes in her memory when it comes to remembering all of the “good stuff” she did in that position.