Analysis Of Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal

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Hillary Clinton is one of the most well-known politicians in America and as a result has become the subject of multiple scandals. These scandals have made her one of the most disliked politicians in America. This article will explain why Hillary's most recent scandals aren’t as big of a deal as people have made them out to be and that she’s often held to a different standard.

Hillary's Email Scandal

Since the start of the 2016 election cycle, Hillary's use of a private email server and 33,000 lost emails have been the subject of scrutiny by people across the political spectrum, leading many to believe that she is more reckless than previous Secretaries of State. However, Hillary is not the first Secretary of State to do this and certainly not the worst offender.
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Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice’s top staffers received emails containing classified information on personal email accounts which were as likely to be hacked as Hillary’s private server and to put national security at risk. Hillary was also not the first Secretary of State to lose emails. From 2003-2009, 22 million emails were lost under the Bush administration. This is more than the 33,000 private emails Hillary lost.

Though it’s not great that Hillary used a private server and lost emails, Hillary's use of a private server was not much worse than what happened under the Bush administration. In the administration, Bush got way more media coverage and scrutiny from the opposing party.
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