Emailgate Is Pretty Much Finished, Isn’t It?

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Stop me if I’m wrong, but here’s what we know about Hillary Clinton and her emails:

  • HRC used a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
  • This was allowed by government rules at the time and the FBI is not investigating any wrongdoing by HRC.
  • But it was probably not a wise thing to do anyway.
  • Some of the emails HRC received contained documents that were not classified at the time but are now considered secret.

So here’s my question: what are we still investigating? What I mean by this is, even in theory what more could we possibly find out? I guess there’s always the remote possibility of testimony from someone or other claiming that in 2009 Hillary discussed nefarious and career-killing reasons for setting up her own server. But really, what are the odds?

So I don’t get it. Every time a new tranche of emails is released or Trey Gowdy leaks something or another, we get more stories about this. But what more can we possibly learn? We can all decide for ourselves how badly we think this affair reflects on Hillary, but there’s not really any possibility of digging up anything more, is there?

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