WH phone operator didn't believe Hillary was really Hillary
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push MORE engaged in an epic battle with a White House phone operator who didn’t believe she was the real secretary of State and former first lady.

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In the latest batch of nearly 4,000 emails released Wednesday from her time at the State Department, Clinton expressed frustration in a 2010 note to longtime aide Huma Abedin over not being able to place a call to then-Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.), who had announced her retirement.

“I’m fighting the [White House] operator who doesn’t believe I am who I say and wants my direct office line even [though] I’m not there,” a seemingly exasperated Clinton wrote.

“I just have [sic] him my home [number] and the State Dept [number] and I told him I had no idea what my direct office [number] was since I didn’t call myself,” the now-Democratic presidential front-runner continued.

“I just hung up and am calling [through] Ops like a proper and properly dependent Secretary of State — no independent dialing allowed.”