Hillary mocked for reading her mails at art event and justifying it saying it is 'proof that nothing wrong' can be found
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the subject of mockery on social media after she shared pictures from an art exhibit in Venice, Italy, that drew inspiration from her tenure in office.
Titled “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails," the exhibit at the Despar Teatro Italia featured a replica of the Oval Office's Resolute Desk with allegedly over 60,000 of Clinton's controversial emails, Fox News reports.
The artist behind the exhibit, Kenneth Goldsmith, said Clinton "spent an hour" reading handpicked emails from her private server as he shared pictures of her visit.
Speaking to local media, Clinton tried to exonerate herself by claiming the exhibit "is further proof that nothing wrong or controversial can be found on these emails."
The 2016 presidential hopeful, who lost to then-real estate mogul Donald Trump, was widely mocked on social media for her display. "Hillary should fire all of her advisors and anyone else who said this was a good idea," syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg commented.
At the same time, some users poked fun at the photo she took while sitting behind the Resolute Desk. "I'm so glad the Make a Wish Foundation got you that Resolute Desk. You look so happy pretending to be President," commentator Carpe Donktum wrote.
"Someone alert Hillary Clinton that she's still not the President, and never will be!" conservative pundit Mark Dice wrote.
"It’s really nice to know that you take our national security as a joke," commentator Ryan Fournier chimed in. "YOUR negligence is what led to the death of 4 Americans in Benghazi. You are disgusting."
Several commenters invoked the "30,000" emails that Clinton notoriously had erased as she was mired in controversy.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained the last batch of her emails in March 2019 after filing a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit back in 2015, when they sought “All emails sent and received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails by other State Department employees to Secretary Clinton regarding her non-'state.gov' email address.”
The watchdog group subsequently announced the case was closed and that the FBI could only recover or find approximately 5,000 of the 33,000 government emails that an employee managing Clinton's server deliberately deleted, the Washington Examiner reported.
The FBI investigation into Clinton's emails was concluded in July 2016, when then-Director James Comey told a press conference that Clinton and her colleagues were "extremely careless" in handling classified information, but said "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring a case against Clinton.