Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Controversy Over Clinton's Use of Personal Email
During her time as secretary of state, Hilary Clinton exclusively used a private, nongovernmental email account. Clinton explains her acts, stating “I thought using one device would be simpler; obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way". Now, some question if she has breached federal records rules, as the correspondence of officials is considered to be property of the US government. Clinton and her lawyers sorted through the approximately 60,000, deciding that about half of them were personal.The state department will release the 55,000 pages of work-related emails that Clinton requested be made public. However, the other half deemed personal were later deleted. Clinton maintains that she complied with all governmental rules, although still refuses to release any private emails that were mixed in with the work-related emails. Clinton is now seen as a top contender for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and is expected to announce a run for president in the near future. Do you believe that there was a lack of transparency in Clinton's actions or was it a genuine mistake? Should she be forced to be more open with the public with the emails? Did she handle the situation well, or wait to long to address the concerns over this controversy?