Sen. Lindsey Graham Has ‘Never’ Sent An E-Mail, Sits On Technology Subcommittee

Recently, conservatives have been obsessed with Hillary Clinton’s e-mails — specifically, her use of a personal e-mail account to send e-mails while she was Secretary of State. This new “scandal” is yet another rabbit hole in the Right’s continued beating of the dead horse that is the Benghazi conspiracy hoax — one down which they will eagerly explore, no matter how ridiculous the search becomes.

“Yes, Clinton used a private email account to communicate while she was secretary of state. But so did secretaries of state before her,” CNN’s David Brock notes. “According to the State Department spokesman Marie Harf, John Kerry is the first secretary of state ever to rely primarily on official State Department email.” He points out that Jason Baron, the source cited by the New York Times in a piece that suggested Clinton violated the law, admitted Clinton broke no laws.

In fact, even Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), leader of numerous anti-Obama (and anti-Clinton) witch hunts, says Clinton has done nothing illegal, though he was certainly willing to distort the issue. “Did she break a law for which there is a penalty? Not really,” Issa said on CNN. “But there’s a big difference between being open, transparent, honest and having public integrity and only when you get caught do you turn in documents.”

In fact, she turned in the documents months ago, recently asking that the documents be made public to quell the outrage expressed by the willfully ignorant and perpetually irate.

“In October 2014, 18 months after Clinton left, the State Department was engaged in the process of updating its records preservation policies. The State Department asked every secretary of state dating back to Madeleine Albright to provide records, including emails, from their time in office.” Brock writes.

“Clinton responded to the State Department’s request for emails, providing the department with over 55,000 pages of emails. She did so months ago. Clinton has been fully transparent and has asked the State Department for these emails to be made public.”

“Republican investigators seeking to hype the current Benghazi investigation leaked the issue to keep a dying investigation alive,” Brock concludes.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who sits on a technology subcommittee and has voted on, and even introduced, bills related to the internet, says he has never used one of the oldest and most basic tools related to it.

“I don’t email,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said on Meet the Press. “You can have every email I’ve ever sent. I’ve never sent one.”

Graham feels there are many important questions that need answered — Well, he wants to know about Benghazi, anyway:

“Did she communicate on behalf of Clinton Foundation as Secretary of State? Did she call the terrorist attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack in real time? I want to know.”

Though he says has not used e-mail at all, Graham co-sponsored the Anti-Spamming Act in 2001, which would criminalize the “transmitting” of “ten or more unsolicited commercial electronic mail messages to one or more protected computers in the United States, with the knowledge that such messages are accompanied by or contain materially false or misleading information as to the identity of the initiator.”

Graham is also a member of a Judiciary subcommittee regarding Privacy, Technology and the Law, though – again – he has never used one of the most basic bits of technology available to humanity.

Whether or not one agrees with the spirit of the bill, it’s interesting that Graham would vote on a topic of which he has no personal knowledge.

Watch a clip from the Meet the Press interview, below:

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