Hillary Clinton is the Kim Kardashian of politics


In a summary of its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use while Secretary of State, the FBI revealed that Hillary Clinton was a massive fan of BlackBerrys.

In the report, released today (Sept. 2), the agency disclosed its finding that Clinton “used in succession 11 e-mail capable BlackBerry mobile devices,” eight of which she used while at the State Department.

It seems that Clinton’s choice in smartphones, even at a time when BlackBerry is all but irrelevant, was rather like that reality TV star and wife of famed McDonald’s fan Kanye West, Kim Kardashian. Kardashian has long been known to treasure her BlackBerrys, hoarding them to keep spares in case they broke.

Pretty much everyone else—celebrity, politician and regular person alike—has moved on to either an iPhone or some sort of Android device. But not Clinton and Kardashian; they have both shown that they can dominate television, stave off attacks from blonde populists, and be really popular with the kids on Snapchat—even while using the hottest phone of 2006.

Media outlets told the public last year that Clinton had set up a private email server at her New York house. Government investigators determined that it received sensitive government emails while she was Secretary of State.

The FBI stated in July that it would not recommend any criminal charges against the Presidential nominee for mishandling classified information. After members of Congress requested notes on the FBI’s interview with Clinton, along with its report on the investigation, the agency also released redacted versions to the public.

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No new Blackberries. (FBI)

Clinton, rather like Kardashian, was also fond of older models of BlackBerrys—according to the report, she would often switch back to an older model which she felt more comfortable with.

Earlier this year, Kardashian complained on Twitter that she had run out of BlackBerry Bolds to buy off eBay—the model was discontinued by BackBerry a few years earlier.

Perhaps these similarities are all signs that Kanye will indeed be running for the presidency in four years’ time.

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