May 26, 2016

Ripped From The Headlines: Clinton’s Email Problems “Here To Stay,” “Inexcusable”

While the FBI is still investigating Hillary Clinton due to her illicit, private server, the State Department Inspector General’s office has concluded their review. The report is out, and it’s not good for Hillary Clinton.

The report finds that contrary to what Clinton and her campaigning have repeatedly said, the former Secretary of State did break government rules with her server set-up:

“Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff ‘the matter was not to be discussed further.'”

The State Department IG report also feeds into the existing narrative about Clinton’s untrustworthiness:

“The conclusions will fuel concerns within her own party about perceptions Mrs Clinton is untrustworthy. A recent CBS-New York Times poll found that two-thirds of voters do not believe Mrs Clinton is ‘honest and trustworthy.’”

Clinton’s email scandal story is over a year old now, and shows no sign of disappearing from the minds of voters. As the below headlines show, voters can expect to see a steady stream of awful headlines for Clinton on this issue from now until election day:

New York Times: “Emails Add to Hillary Clinton’s Central Problem: Voters Just Don’t Trust Her”

Washington Post: “Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse”

Washington Post: “Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules”

Associated Press: “State Department email report complicates Clinton’s message”

Politico: “Why Clinton’s email problems are here to stay”

McClatchy: “Critical email audit reinforces bad story line for Clinton”

Wall Street Journal: “Clinton’s Email Deceptions”

Los Angeles Times: “Hillary Clinton still has an email problem — and denial won’t make it go away”

Financial Times: “Clinton’s use of private emails created ‘security risks’, report finds”

The Economist: “Already indicted”