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Bill Clinton Sent Just Two Emails as President -- But to Whom?


"I figured it was OK if Congress subpoenaed those.'

US President Bill Clinton(C) speaks to reporters as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak(L) and Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq al-Shara look on during a press conference at the White House West Wing Portico 16 December, 1999 in Washington, DC. Clinton told reporters that the Syrian-Israeli peace talks, that have already gone on for two days, would resume on an 'intensive basis' in the US on 03 January, 2000. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

US President Bill Clinton(C) (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Former President Bill Clinton on Monday revealed that he sent just two emails during his two terms as president. Ironically, Clinton was speaking at the Wired for Change tech conference when he made the revelation.

"I sent a grand total of two emails as president, one to our troops in the Adriatic, and one to John Glenn when he was 77-years-old in outer space," Clinton said.

During the Wired for Change conference, the former president joked that the lack of emails gave him some protection from the Congress that eventually voted to impeach him.

"I figured it was OK if Congress subpoenaed those [emails]," Clinton quipped.

To be sure, the Internet was not nearly as mainstream during Clinton's time in the White House from 1993 to 2001. But still, the first Internet boom occurred in 1995 and one would expect more than a pair of emails from the commander-in-chief.

You can read Clinton's email to John Glenn below:

(screenshot from Gawker)


(H/T: Gawker)


Featured image via AFP/Getty Images

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