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09/30/2015 05:34 pm ET Updated Jan 04, 2017

A White House Operator Was Skeptical Hillary Clinton Was Really Hillary Clinton

Being secretary of state wasn't always glamorous.
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WASHINGTON -- The latest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department on Wednesday reveals that Clinton once struggled to convince a White House phone operator that she really was who she said she was. 

Clinton has come under criticism for her use of a private email account and server while secretary of state. The State Department has been releasing thousands of her emails each month to comply with a federal judge's order in a Freedom of Information Act case. 

As various media outlets have pointed out, many of the emails illustrate that Clinton dealt with the same types of daily tribulations as bumbling Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO's "Veep." 

For instance, Clinton told her aide, Huma Abedin, that she wanted to call then-Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.), who was retiring, but was "fighting w the WH operator who doesn't believe I am who I say..." 

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