Justice Department Ruling on Clinton Email Scandal May Be Too Little Too Late
byEricka SouterSep 18, 2015
Hillary Clinton has new reason to celebrate this week. The
Justice Department has come out in support of the former secretary of state,
stating in court papers that she was allowed to use a personal email account to
check messages after she left the office. It also asserted that she had every
right to delete personal emails without agency supervision.
These are the
issues at the heart of the scandal that has plagued her candidacy from its
start. Her opponents believe she
improperly handled classified information, which potentially put the nation's
security at risk.
Though for months she maintained that she did nothing
outside of State Department rules, Clinton recently apologized for use of a
personal email server. "That was a mistake," she said. "I'm sorry about that. I
take responsibility." So this show of is a much-appreciated development for the
Clinton camp, to be sure. Still we have to wonder, is it enough? So much damage
has already been done.
One of the biggest issues dogging her White House run
has been the public's perception as people wonder if she is trustworthy? Does she
make smart decisions that keep the country safe? These issues may be the
reason Bernie Sanders has garnered so much support and why many democrats are
calling for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race. But while it's unclear
if the Justice Department ruling can turn things around for Clinton, it
certainly can't hurt.
Do you think Hillary has lost the trust of voters?