Hillary Clinton’s Email Non-Story Is Finally Over

Some rightwingers will never let this go, but we can.

Former American secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends a campaign event in West Des Moines, Iowa, January 24
Former American secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends a campaign event in West Des Moines, Iowa, January 24 (Gage Skidmore)

The FBI has concluded its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state and found she was at worst careless.

There apparently were a few email chains with classified information in them, but the majority of those were classified after the fact (as Clinton has said). Which is itself a little ridiculous.

This is why we haven’t paid attention to the story at the Atlantic Sentinel. The whole “scandal” sounded like a lot of nonsense from the start and now we know it was.

If you must read more about this, make it this column by Fred Kaplan in Slate.

The bottom line: There was no good reason for Clinton to use a private email server. It shows she’s a bit paranoid. But it was legal and she didn’t mishandle any top-secret information (as far as we know).

If only she had accepted responsibility all along, maybe we could have moved on a long time ago. But it’s also hard to blame her for hunkering down after all the abuse and accusations she’s suffered at the hands of Republicans and their allies in the right-wing media. Some of whom will never let this go.

We can, though.

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