Hillary Clinton sits at an Oval Office replica desk reading some of her own 60,000 leaked emails as part of an art exhibit to ‘prove’ they contain nothing corrupt – but people on social media attack her over those she deleted
- Hillary Clinton visited art exhibit in Venice about her time as Secretary of State
- She sat at a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk to read some leaked emails
- For around an hour Clinton browsed the some 60,000 emails released in 2016
- She said show was ‘further proof’ of ‘nothing wrong or controversial’ in emails
Hillary Clinton sat at a desk reading her own leaked emails as part of an art exhibition to prove there was nothing corrupt in the correspondence.
The former Secretary of State turned up at an art show in Venice, Italy, to look at an exhibit about her time in office where she sat at a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk.
But she was slammed on social media for the stunt when pictures of her reading the more than 60,000 pages of emails were posted on Twitter.
The exhibit was part of the Biennale Arte exhibition at the Venetian Teatro Italia, and titled, HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails.
Clinton said the exhibit ‘is further proof that nothing wrong or controversial can be found on these emails’, according to local media.
Hillary Clinton sitting at a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk reading some printouts of the 60,000 leaked emails that were published on WikiLeaks in 2016
Clinton told Italian media the exhibit titled HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails, was ‘further proof that nothing wrong or controversial can be found on these emails’
According to Kenneth Goldsmith, the artist behind the exhibit, Clinton ‘spent an hour’ reading her own emails and shared pictures of her visit.
He wrote of Twitter alongside images of the former First Lady at the desk: ‘Hillary Clinton spent an hour yesterday reading her emails at my exhibition of all 62,000 pages of them in Venice. She is pictured here at a replica of the Oval Office Resolute Desk, stacked with her emails.’
Goldsmith said Clinton’s visit was a ‘surprise’ and added that the curator elieved it was a joke at first.
He told HuffPost: ‘Someone close to Mrs Clinton contacted us very informally a few days before her visit.
‘We realized that it wasn’t a joke only when we saw the security service inside the exhibition space at 9am on Tuesday.’
Her appearance at the show was mocked on social media, as was her failed 2016 presidential bid.
Columnist Jonah Goldberg said: ‘Hillary should fire all of her advisors and anyone else who said this was a good idea.’
Goldsmith’s exhibition publicizes ‘for the first time in printed format’ more than 60,000 pages of Clinton’s emails, which according WikiLeaks, ‘were sent from the domain clintonemail.com between 2009 and 2013’.
During the campaign Trump harnessed the scandal over Clinton’s private email server and began his calls of ‘lock her up’ at his many rallies.