Hillary Clinton’s private email server has been a big, if not the biggest, issue for her campaign in the 2016 election season. In July, FBI Director James Comey recommended that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information. Then, just recently, Comey sent a letter to Congress saying that new emails had been found during an investigation into Anthony Weiner. Huma Abedin, who is one of Clinton’s closest aides, is the estranged wife of Weiner, and they must have shared a computer or something because Clinton’s emails ended up on his laptop. Due to this, the FBI read even more of Clinton's emails and still came to the conclusion that she did nothing wrong. On Monday, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee asked Sarah Paulson to read Clinton’s emails so we could all learn all the top-secret information she was sending to her aides and friends.
Sarah Paulson is the Meryl Streep of her generation — she’s the best actor out there right now, and you can bet your bottom dollar that if she decided to start her own Off-Broadway show, Hillary’s Emails: Yes, I Am Up, I would be the first person in line to see it. I mean, where else could we see such a dramatic reading of Clinton and Abedin asking each other incessantly if the other was awake or not? (Also, do they not know that “U up?” usually means something else?) As Paulson demonstrates, Clinton’s emails were mostly just her asking for her aides to print things so she could read them, asking for help with her iPad, and asking for people to program her favorite shows. Oh, and, you know, trying to get child brides out of their countries and into the United States for counseling and education.
Clinton’s last email dump solidified one thing — she’s a grandma with OK eyesight (things need to be printed in large format) and she’s not sure how to use all of her Apple products. Maybe she wastes some trees with all that paper, but that’s the most incendiary thing here. Bee and Paulson underlined the fact that all of this email hoopla is much ado about nothing — Clinton’s emails are as boring as your own grandmother’s correspondence, except with a much higher security clearance.