When alleged Russian hacker trolls hacked the Democratic National Committee’s email servers, they unknowingly gave us all a gift: the gift of knowledge. Knowledge of how the DNC didn’t particularly care for Bernie Sanders. Knowledge that a former DNC donor was banned from future giving because he killed a horse. And knowledge that Secretary Clinton once gave President Barack Obama an espresso machine.
Here’s a portion of a transcript between HRC and Wall Stree Journal senior special writer Monica Langley (emphasis ours):
U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2015-04841 Doc No. C05739674 STATE DEPT. – PRODUCED TO HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMM. UNCLASSIFIED STATE DEPT. – PRODUCED TO HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMM. U.S. Department of State SUBJECT TO AGREEMENT ON SENSITIVE INFORMATION & REDACTIONS. NO FOIA WAIVER. Case No. F-2015-04841 Doc No. C05739674 Date: 05/13/2015
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, he gave me a great iPad cover that has my initials on it, which was really very welcome because it’s hard, so when you travel as much, it doesn’t get knocked around.
QUESTION: Was it for a particular occasion? Or did you see one that he had or what?
SECRETARY CLINTON: We were just talking one day. We do that. I mean, I gave –
QUESTION: I know you’re going to see him after me.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Very – yeah, very shortly, yeah.
QUESTION; I’ll be happy to go with you, (Laughter)
SECRETARY CLINTON: Oh, I know I gave him an espresso machine one time. We were talking about good espresso and how hard it was to find. And I really enjoy mytime with him, and I also know probably better than anybody because of what – the positions that I’ve had, and the respect I have for how hard – how impossible the job has always been, but certainly is today. It’s not all bad news. I mean, there’s a lot of bad news I have to deliver, a lot of difficult issues I have to raise, a lot of hard questions be has to grapple with So it’s nice every so often to – like when Be the dog came in to see Aung San Sua Kyi, when I went to see –
“We were talking about good espresso and how hard it was to find“—same! But this transcript raises some questions, to which we demand answers.
- Doesn’t Barack Obama drink tea?
- What kind of espresso machine is it?
- Is it a pod machine?
- Is there anyone performing preventative maintenance and cleaning regimen on the machine?
- Does Obama pull his own shots?
- Does Clinton have her own espresso machine too? Is she a home espresso enthusiast? Does she lurk on HomeBarista?
- DID TAXPAYER MONEY PAY FOR THIS ESPRESSO MACHINE?
We’re waiting for answers!