As Judge Emett Sullivan recently said, “we wouldn’t be here [in court] today if [Clinton] had followed government policy”.
Now released, the emails have been posted on the State Department’s searchable reading room. The last is to “go on offense” on Clinton’s record as secretary of state, which the campaign sees as the ultimate target of her Republican critics.
However, speaking in Nevada earlier this month, she dismissed the issue. And the trend may have accelerated under Clinton as email use became more frequent.
No. This is serious. “How to make the most of their God given potential”.
Politico reports that it has been found that at least 63 emails were marked classified by the State Department, but kept on her private server.
“They’ve handled the email issue poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly”, said Mr Edward G. Rendell, a former governor of Pennsylvania and a supporter of Ms Clinton’s candidacy.
What’s the problem? There are several.
It was in some ways like her New Hampshire moment in ’08, when right before that state’s primary, in response to a pretty standard, “How do you do it?” question from a voter, her eyes filled with tears.
One example: during the deadly 2012 attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Using a private server also put official communications at risk of being compromised by hackers worldwide.
A conundrum for Clinton in trying to just be herself is that, at this point in her career, she is naturally wary and guarded-and not, of course, without reason.
“Shocked by the horrific murders in Roanoke”, offered Jeb Bush.
Clinton’s defenses have repeatedly turned out to be implausible, incomplete, doubtful or just wrong. In another, a woman approached the campaign on August 19 and said both her parents had donated to Clinton the legal maximum of $2700 each and wanted to funnel an additional donation through their daughter, a violation of federal law. “We must do more to ensure the vitality of our rural areas – not only because America’s 46 million rural residents make up almost 15 percent of our population, but also because rural America provides the foundation for the entire country’s economic success”.
Did she violate the law?
“We should be doing more about mental health in this country”. But it’s clear she used poor judgment. “I mean, this is very personal for me”. But that approach has only contributed to the sense that she has something to hide.
Clinton spends a lot of time campaigning in Iowa, which holds the first party-nominating contest ahead of the general election in 2016. Nor have her explanations quashed it. “And I take responsibility for that decision”.