Hillary Clinton has proven time and again that she’s a badass — there was the Tumblr, the freak dancing, and of course the popped collar.

Now, it’s becoming clear that badassery is a theme among her staff. During an email exchange with a reporter that got increasingly heated, with each side accusing the other of falsifying and lying and generally sucking, Philippe Reines, Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide and personal spokesman, wrapped up the exchange with the following missive to BuzzFeed correspondent Michael Hasting:

I now understand why the official investigation by the Department of the Defense as reported by The Army Times The Washington Post concluded beyond a doubt that you’re an unmitigated asshole.

How’s that for a non-bullshit response?

Now that we’ve gotten that out of our systems, have a good day.

And by good day, I mean Fuck Off

The entire exchange was published at BuzzFeed, so presumably they don’t think that Reines is a badass. And maybe you don’t, either. From where I stand tho, anyone who can couch an insult in something found by an “official investigation by the Department of the Defense” is kind of awesome. And hilarious.

Your thoughts?