The critical question about Hillary Clinton’s email explanation is simply, “Why did she delete 30,000 private emails?”
Hillary’s explanation was “I didn’t see any reason to keep them.” But there would seem to be many reasons to keep them. And one big one to throw them out – namely, that she had something to hide.
Sure, we all want to clean out our Inboxes. But how many people actually permanently delete all their emails? Especially when, as Hillary noted, they include precious notes about things like her daughter’s wedding?
And how many people who are pack rats are able to erase every email they sent? Here’s how Hillary described herself just last month:
I don’t know, I don’t throw anything away. I’m like two steps short of a hoarder. So I have an iPad, a mini iPad, an iPhone and a Blackberry.
It also would seem that the decision to delete the supposedly “personal” emails was made after the Benghazi Committee started fishing around for her communications. The State Department delivered some 200 of her emails to the panel in August.
In October, State requested work-related emails of former secretaries, including Clinton. She turned hers over in December, indicating at least some separating of emails was done during the interim.
So why, if this is correct, did she delete emails only after it became apparent people were after them? Sounds like more than simple spring cleaning.