Hillary Clinton must really be feeling the heat.
Months ago, it was revealed that her private email server had been thoroughly purged of any incriminating evidence despite the investigations into her probably illegal use of a non-government server.
At the time, it seemed like if it came down to unbearable pressure, the server and any related backups might meet with an “accidental” tumble into the fireplace or the garbage masher.
But on Tuesday, she actually turned over the hardware to the FBI.
That can only mean one of two things. Either Hillary is confident that the hard drive on her server has been rendered completely unreadable even by the FBI’s computer forensics experts, or she has become convinced that not turning over the server would be worse for her.
If the prior, then she may be in for a rude awakening. If the latter, then she’s in worse trouble than most people suspect.
The newest development on the Hillary email front is that her aides are now being dragged into the probe, and several have turned over their emails. Also, it’s been revealed that two of the dozens of classified emails identified as going through her private server are classified Top Secret.
There are at least two competing investigations into Hillary’s email adventures. One, conducted by the State Department, is possibly investigating her aides but not the former boss lady herself. In fact, it’s unclear exactly what the State Department is looking into.
On the other hand, the Intelligence Community inspector general is also investigating … something … but the office spokesfolk say they are being denied access to aides’ emails by the State Department. That investigation is, or already has been, looking into Clinton’s personal actions.
The FBI seems to be operating independently in its own probe.
Whatever the results turn out to be, the ongoing scandal seems to be rapidly undercutting Clinton’s election chances.
Unbelievable as it sounds, more and more voters seem to view Hillary as untrustworthy. Apparently she’s not as scandal-proof as her former boss in the Oval Office.
Blame it all on the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, which is bound to be trotted out at any moment.
It’s beginning to sound like Hillary may get to find out what it matters when you lie to your country about your role in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi.