This presidential election cycle is groundbreaking in so many different respects. The one respect that intersects my world is the degree to which each presumptive nominee’s campaign is dogged by ongoing legal battles.
Hillary Clinton has been beset for months by criticism over her exclusive use of a personal email server to conduct State Department business, when according to State Department policy she should have used a government email address and government server. The problem was not merely technical, because when she left the State Department she did not turn over her emails to the government. Thus, when the emails were sought by subpoena in connection with the Benghazi affair, the process of reviewing and turning over responsive emails was in the hands of Clinton staff rather than the government. read more