Clinton emails reveal internal gossip, bank heists and … gefilte fish?

The State Department has released 7,000 more pages of emails sent to or by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. They reveal much about the Democratic presidential candidate’s personality and interests, as well as those of her associates.

The emails are the latest in a series of monthly, court-ordered releases that began in May, although the batch released Monday is the largest set to date. According to the State Department, 125 of the emails are now considered “confidential” but were not classified documents at the time they were sent.

“We stand by our contention that the information we’ve upgraded was not marked ‘classified’ at the time the emails were sent,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Monday in a press briefing.

Many of the emails were logistical in nature, but others contained gossip about politicians and world leaders. There were also battles with her agency’s information technology department, notes from her daughter and celebrities, and some that reveal Clinton to be a pop culture maven.

Gossip girl

The former secretary of state received gossip-filled emails from long-time advisers about political foes and foreign leaders alike.

Sidney Blumenthal, an unofficial Clinton adviser, emailed her on Election Day to discuss Republican victories in the 2010 midterm races. In the memo, he described Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), who was set to become the next Speaker of the House, as “louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle,” and “careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody’s enduring loyalty.”

Clinton responded to the entire memo with: “Thx[sic], as always, for your insights. I’m on a plane on the way to Papua New Guinea for the next 6 hours so pis[sic] email me results as you get them. Needless to say, I’m so distressed over all of this.”

Via RT.