Hillary Clinton says she's embarrassed by her emails

Technically Incorrect: After a judge orders the release of 15,000 more emails from Clinton's private server, the Democratic candidate tells late-night host Jimmy Kimmel they're all boring.

Chris Matyszczyk
2 min read

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

Hillary Clinton
Enlarge Image
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's emails are boring. Allegedly.

Jimmy Kimmel Live; YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

As Donald Trump has struggled to distinguish between the bon mot and the faux pas, Hillary Clinton has seemed almost to be taking the role of spectator.

On Monday, however, a judge ordered the release of 15,000 more emails that the FBI had retrieved from the Democratic candidate's private server.

These are emails written and received by Clinton while she was secretary of state.

She's claimed in the past that emails from this period are about routine family matters, such as her yoga routine.

The FBI, however, determined that emails already uncovered did include work-related communication.

On Monday night, investigative late-night host Jimmy Kimmel asked Clinton whether she was concerned that even more emails would come to light before Election Day.

Kimmel explained that he'd be terrified if his emails were about to be exposed. (What does he have to hide?)

Clinton, though, stuck to her image as the less exciting candidate.

"My emails are so boring," she said. "I'm embarrassed about that. They're so boring."

Oddly enough, now that some of her emails with respect to the Clinton Foundation are emerging, they don't seem entirely dull.

One, reports The Washington Post, was from Bono. He wanted Hillary to somehow help in getting a live concert feed to the International Space Station.

You see? Important matters of state.

Kimmel asked whether she was worried that Donald Trump, given his deep penchant for detailed reading, would find something in these new emails to use against her. Clinton was again sanguine.

"He makes up stuff to use against me," she said.

Indeed, in another segment of the show (video below), she described Trump's strategy of suggesting she's unwell as just one of his "wacky" ideas.

"Just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you," is how she described Trump's thought process.

It is, though, a very internet-era thought process.

As was the case with executives at Sony Pictures and many others before Clinton, email content will continue to dog Hillary, giving her opposition fuel.

The notion that you may have tried to obscure your communications from even governmental eyes isn't entirely comfortable when you're trying to become head of that government.

Still, Clinton promised Kimmel that she had never, ever sent Donald Trump an email.

I can see Trump staffers checking on that right now.