Various issues surrounding the controversial private email server as well as big-ticket foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation remain unresolved for Hillary Clinton as she announced her Hillary 2016 presidential run today.
Last month's press conference about "Servergate" prompted criticism of the former Secretary of State across the ideological spectrum, even from many of her usual allies in the mainstream or legacy media, with many of those pundits insisting that the explanation didn't add up. There have been so many developments/clarifications since then that it's challenging for the average person to keep up or process it all.
For example, Clinton – who is on a 2007 video assailing the Bush administration for secret email addresses -- initially claimed she opted for one personal email address rather than a state.gov government account for convenience, but on an earlier video she admitted traveling with four devices. Moreover, anyone who owns a smartphone knows you can link more than one email address to one device.
While Team Clinton apparently cherry-picked which of thousands of emails to turn over to the State Department, while deleting thousands of others that were allegedly of a personal nature, it subsequently was revealed that the server in question itself was wiped clean, this after the House Benghazi committee sought access to it as part of the ongoing investigation.
CNN's John King offered this analyssi about the email controversy that doesn't seem to be going away.
"To the point about the emails…she still has some explaining to do on that one to the Congress. I, personally, think it's inexcusable for somebody who was the keeper of government records--If you made the decision to keep those records on a private server in your home, you don't get to be the only person who decides this is the government's property, this is my property. You needed somebody with a clean set of eyes, independence to do that."