In typical Clintonian fashion, today’s press conference leaves a lot of questions unanswered. However, it does provide a small clue around which the whole thing might hinge:
She also said her server, set up for President Bill Clinton’s office, contained “numerous safeguards,” was protected by the Secret Service and experienced “no security breaches.”
The question is, set up by whom? As a former US President, Bill Clinton is entitled to an office and a staff paid for on the taxpayer dime. If the server was paid for via government funds and operated by government staff, then technically Hillary never violated the law – her “private” email was a government email all along.
If this is the case, though, then I wonder why she didn’t just come back with that defense right away. My guess? That despite their hinting at it, this isn’t actually the case.
Update 3/12/15: Nevermind, it wasn’t legal after all:
A Clinton spokesman also emphasized that no taxpayer money was used to purchase or maintain a private email server operated for the former president’s staff starting in 2007, which Hillary Clinton started using in 2009.
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