Because, of course, the rules are for the little people.
The State Department said Tuesday it has no record of Hillary Clinton signing a key form stating she turned over all official documents upon leaving the department — a form that was the subject of intense speculation since the issue could determine whether she broke the law.
That document is known as a “separation” form, which officials are supposed to sign upon leaving the department. It certifies that the person who signs it has turned over all “classified or administratively controlled” materials, as well as all “unclassified documents and papers” relating to official government business.
Given that Clinton exclusively used personal email while secretary of state and didn’t turn over official records until late last year, a former Justice Department official said last week that if Clinton signed that form, she probably gave a false statement and broke the law.
But on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters they are “fairly certain she did not” sign it.
“We have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personnel file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing the OF109 [form],” Psaki said.
This admission comes after the department for days was unable to answer questions about whether Clinton signed the form.
So Clinton did not lie and say that she returned all documents when she did not, but she did lie when she said that she had complied with all of the rules.
So really, there’s no news story here. Hillary lies. Didn’t we already know that?