Hillary says nothing about emails at public appearance Saturday, as Obama says he first heard about private email account on the news

Hillary Clinton continued her strategy of ignoring the firestorm over her use of a private email account as secretary of state in an appearance with daughter Chelsea at the University of Miami in an event sponsored by the family’s in-house charity, the Clinton Global Initiative. Also stonewalled by her was the controversy over donations received from foreign governments while she was in office s the nation’s chief diplomat.

But her husband Bill did defend the foreign gifts:

“I think it’s a good thing. For example the U.A.E. gave us money but they are helping fight Isis and they built a great university with NYU,” said Bill Clinton. He went on to say, “I believe we’ve done a lot more good than harm.”

Meanwhile, President Obama claimed in an interview with CBS News’s Bill Plante that he never knew she was using a personal email account (which also means he never read an email from his secretary of state in the four years he was in office.):

PLANTE: "Mr. President, when did you first learn that Hillary Clinton used an e-mail system outside the U.S. government for official business while she was secretary of State?"
OBAMA: "At the same time as everybody else learned it, through news reports."
PLANTE: "Were you disappointed?"
OBAMA: "Let me just say that Hillary Clinton is and has been an outstanding public servant. She was a great secretary of State for me. The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency. That's why my e-mails from my Blackberry that I carry around, all of those records are available and archived. I am glad that Hillary has instructed that those e-mails that had to do with official business have to be disclosed."

A very interesting straddle: Obama is not like Hillary because his emails are archived, but (for now) she was a great secstate. Until the next hammer falls.

The great question, of course, is whether the media will move on and let the controversy die. Jack Shafer at Politico thinks so. But there is an array of critics, from lefty Lawrence O’Donnell to lefty Chris Cillizza of the WaPo to the editorial board of the New York Daily News who believe this scandal is demands answers.

One bit of indirect evidence is worth considering: Hillary appears to be showing stress, judging by her ditching of the pantsuits and adoption of the baggy jacket to cover her torso, stomach, and hips, almost certainly an effort to obscure a dramatic weight gain.

Hillary Clinton continued her strategy of ignoring the firestorm over her use of a private email account as secretary of state in an appearance with daughter Chelsea at the University of Miami in an event sponsored by the family’s in-house charity, the Clinton Global Initiative. Also stonewalled by her was the controversy over donations received from foreign governments while she was in office s the nation’s chief diplomat.

But her husband Bill did defend the foreign gifts:

“I think it’s a good thing. For example the U.A.E. gave us money but they are helping fight Isis and they built a great university with NYU,” said Bill Clinton. He went on to say, “I believe we’ve done a lot more good than harm.”

Meanwhile, President Obama claimed in an interview with CBS News’s Bill Plante that he never knew she was using a personal email account (which also means he never read an email from his secretary of state in the four years he was in office.):

PLANTE: "Mr. President, when did you first learn that Hillary Clinton used an e-mail system outside the U.S. government for official business while she was secretary of State?"
OBAMA: "At the same time as everybody else learned it, through news reports."
PLANTE: "Were you disappointed?"
OBAMA: "Let me just say that Hillary Clinton is and has been an outstanding public servant. She was a great secretary of State for me. The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency. That's why my e-mails from my Blackberry that I carry around, all of those records are available and archived. I am glad that Hillary has instructed that those e-mails that had to do with official business have to be disclosed."

A very interesting straddle: Obama is not like Hillary because his emails are archived, but (for now) she was a great secstate. Until the next hammer falls.

The great question, of course, is whether the media will move on and let the controversy die. Jack Shafer at Politico thinks so. But there is an array of critics, from lefty Lawrence O’Donnell to lefty Chris Cillizza of the WaPo to the editorial board of the New York Daily News who believe this scandal is demands answers.

One bit of indirect evidence is worth considering: Hillary appears to be showing stress, judging by her ditching of the pantsuits and adoption of the baggy jacket to cover her torso, stomach, and hips, almost certainly an effort to obscure a dramatic weight gain.