Margaret Eby
March 10, 2015 2:50 pm

By now you’ve heard about this whole Hillary Clinton email debacle. Cutting right to the chase, the story essentially is that Hillary exclusively used a personal email account during her four years at the State Department. After much silence, she finally spoke out on the matter today. We’ll get to that in a minute.

First let’s talk about why which email address she used even matters. The whole situation has caused massive brouhaha for a couple of reasons: First, federal requirements mandate that correspondence between officials is preserved for the record. Then there’s the issue that personal emails are not nearly as secure as government accounts. Then there’s the fact that many say it makes Clinton look as if she’s hiding something. Of course, this is all amplified times a trillion because of all the speculation that she will be running for president.

Hillary sent a tweet last week commenting on the email matter:

Today, at the United Nations, she finally commented IRL. Basically she said that the reason for the private emails was a matter of “convenience.” She also said that roughly half of the emails she sent while Secretary of State won’t be released because she, well, deleted them. “I didn’t see any reason to keep them,” she said.

She also asserted that no classified materials were sent from her email account, and also that the emails that were deleted were of a personal nature — she says many of them were about her daughter’s wedding and the death of her mother. She also said that lawyers had looked over her emails and identified any that were political in nature so that they could be sent to the State Department.

“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” she said.

The bottom line is, after today’s remarks it really doesn’t look like we’ll be getting our eyeballs on the other 30,000 emails now or ever.

“No one wants their personal emails made public and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy,” she said.

She’s counting on that.

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