Saturday, January 30, 2016

Clinton’s Email Troubles Come with Bad Political Timing

The investigation will be slow, deliberate and torturous for the presidential candidate

The announcement by the State Department, three days before the Iowa caucuses, that 22 of the messages from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server contained Top Secret information has political watchers, and much of the country, wondering just how bad the scandal will get.
Ultimately, the answer depends on the slow, deliberate, and largely invisible investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department of the
potential mishandling of classified information in the Democratic front-runner’s emails.
The good news for Clinton is that the bar for any legal damage from that investigation is high. The bad news is that the probe will likely drag on well past the State Department’s final release of her e-mails over the coming month, which means the political costs for Clinton could continue to rise.

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