- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

While campaigning for the Senate in 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton told dinner guests at a fundraiser, “I don’t do email.”

“As much as I’ve been investigated and all of that, you know, why would I — I don’t even want — why would I ever want to do e-mail?” Mrs. Clinton said to her table-mates in an exchange that was recorded on video.

The video appeared on an ABC News “20/20” report in 2001 for an investigation of Peter Paul, a convicted felon who was one of Mrs. Clinton’s biggest fundraisers at the time. BuzzFeed brought the video to light again Wednesday.

On the video, Mrs. Clinton can be heard commiserating with Paul and others at the table.

“As much as I’ve been investigated and all of that, you know, why would I — I don’t even want — why would I ever want to do email?” she can be heard saying.

“No, no,” Paul replied.

“Can you imagine?” Mrs. Clinton said, laughing.

She apparently was referring to the numerous investigations of the Clinton White House during her time as first lady, including Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The suggestion that Mrs. Clinton once was eager to avoid having any email collected by investigators comes amid the revelations that she conducted all of her business as secretary of state using a personal email account.

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