After thousands of pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were released to the public Monday, U.S. citizens took to Twitter to voice their opinions about some of Clinton’s more controversial messages. The hashtags #HillaryEmail and #clintonemails took off, with hundreds of people tweeting screenshots of the Democratic presidential candidate's messages.
Clinton's emails covered everything from her preference in TV shows to updates on Kyrgyzstan. One particular e-mail went viral, even claiming its own hashtag, #GefilteFish. The email, sent from Clinton, had "Gefilte Fish" in the subject line and a vague, "Where are we on this?" in the e-mail body.
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) September 1, 2015
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) September 1, 2015
New batch of Hillary Clinton's emails included a confidential memo on Kyrgyzstan from Sid Blumenthal to her pic.twitter.com/gvnfjzwRpm
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) September 1, 2015
"Can you give me times for two TV shows: Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife?" pic.twitter.com/aKPU492qEG
— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) September 1, 2015
The State Department will ultimately release 30,000 e-mails, and has redacted scores of them, classifying the e-mails as too confidential. Intelligence agencies are set to review another 305 to determine whether or not they need to be redacted as well, the Wall Street Journal reported. Some of the e-mails released Monday were largely blank, because of the large chunks of redacted information.
— Jessica Estepa (@jmestepa) September 1, 2015
Clinton handed over her thumb drive and private server in June after months of criticism regarding her e-mail use during her time as secretary of state, International Business Times previously reported.
"I know people have raised questions about my email use as secretary of state, and I understand why," Clinton said Wednesday in Iowa. "I get it. So here’s what I want the American people to know. My use of personal email was allowed by the State Department. It clearly wasn’t the best choice. I should've used two emails: one personal, one for work, and I take responsibility for that decision. And I want to be as transparent as possible, which is why I turned 55,000 pages, why I've turned over my server."
The U.S. State Department's link to Clinton's newly released emails can be found here.