[Ed. – You can never tell when, in the interests of national security, the American Federation of Teachers might need immediate access to the Secretary of State.]
Union leader Randi Weingarten stated on Twitter that she had been aware of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret, private email address prior to the New York Times story that first revealed it.
Weingarten, a prominent liberal leader and president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, made the assertion after joining in a Twitter exchange late Friday between CNBC’s John Harwood and Jeb Bush spokesman Tim Miller over whether Bush’s use of private email was similar to Clinton’s. Weingarten chimed in stating “-and how was it secret? Point abt Bush is he and others do the same-.”
Miller responded, asking, “also if not secret – did you know about the private email before the NYT story?” Weingarten replied “yes” but did not elaborate.
Although she didn’t explicitly say so, the context would suggest Weingarten was saying that she had exchanged messages on Clinton’s private address. It is not clear what Weingarten meant with her claim that the address was not secret, although she could have meant that it was not officially classified.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)