Despite what Republican presidential candidates may say, Hillary Clinton did not do anything illegal with her emails while Secretary of State. And she’s definitely not being investigated for doing anything illegal.
Earlier this week, the Justice Department responded to a request by a conservative group that wanted to review messages Clinton may have sent about a video the State Department broadcast in Pakistan. The response read, in part:
“There is no question that former Secretary Clinton had authority to delete personal emails without agency supervision — she appropriately could have done so even if she were working on a government server. Under policies issue both by the National Archives and Records Administration and the State Department, individual officers and employees are permitted and expected to exercise judgment to determine what constitutes a federal record.”
One would think this would close the door on any subsequent inquiries, but despite facts to the contrary, Republicans continue to deny climate change and promote conspiracy theories about Benghazi. As such, the Justice Department’s findings won’t stop a senate committee from calling former Clinton aides to testify about how she managed her email.
Thank goodness they’re focusing on the important issues of the day.