Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to the announcement that her 2016 opponent was being charged by selling hats online. Clinton referenced her own classified document scandal in criticizing former President Donald Trump.
Clinton offered hats with the message “BUT HER EMAILS” for sale in a Friday tweet.
“Bringing this back in light of recent news,” she wrote. “Get a limited edition But Her Emails hat and support @onwardtogether groups working to strengthen our democracy.”
Bringing this back in light of recent news:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2023
The group’s website says that it is “committed to lifting up emerging organizations and leaders who are fighting for our shared progressive values and defending our democracy.”
Onward Together also claimed that it was aiding groups “to help safeguard our democracy for generations to come.”
There is a prominent ‘Donate’ button at the top of the site.
The former Secretary of State received considerable criticism before and during her 2016 campaign for hosting a private email server in a bathroom closet.
The server was later found to contain approximately 30,000 emails, some of which were classified or confidential.
Following a protracted FBI investigation, the agency’s then-Director James Comey announced that he was not recommending charges against Clinton.
However, in October 2016, immediately prior to the election, Comey announced that he was reopening the case against Clinton due to new information that emerged from disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).
The agency found that Weiner’s then-wife Huma Abedin, who served as Clinton’s campaign vice chairperson, forwarded emails with classified emails to him. Comey called this “a regular practice,” in testimony before Congress.
Comey later said in an interview that reopening the investigation into the New York Democrat was the “least terrible option.”
The server likely played a role in her 2016 loss to Trump, who promised to “lock her up.”
Clinton’s team allegedly used a special program called “BleachBit” to destroy evidence of emails on the server. The staffers also allegedly destroyed phones with hammers.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said that people “don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails, or for bridesmaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”