Reactions To Clinton’s Exclusive Use Of Private Email Fall Mostly Along Party Lines

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Derek Hunter Contributor
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A former secretary of state and presumptive Democratic presidential candidate exclusively used a private email address, thus skirting archiving laws and leaving access to the official business they conducted up to the willingness of that person to cooperate with congressional oversight.

The reaction breaks down along ideological lines. While this seems like the premise of an awful thriller sold at an airport kiosk, it is very real.

The New York Times reported that during her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton never once used an official email address. By using her personal email account, Clinton avoids having her electronic communications archived and available to researchers and oversight investigators. To some in the mainstream media, this is no biggie.

Zeke Miller of Time magazine tweeted:

When reminded of the fact that Clinton never once sent a single email from a government account, Miller waffled a little.

Editor of Commentary magazine and New York Post columnist John Podhoretz found humor in it:

National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke offered a possible explanation:

Political Director at CBS News may have hit on the real reason for Hillary’s actions:

Meanwhile progressive NYU journalism professor used this as an opportunity to attempt to deny the existence of liberal media bias:

But even MSNBC host Ari Melber had to admit there could well be some “there” there:

Michelle Malkin chose the direct approach:

Politico’s Ben White was like a kid catching their parent putting a dollar under their pillow when they lost a tooth:

GOP Communications Director went immediately political: