Why I'm suing the State Department over Hillary Clinton's email scandal

The State Department will let you keep classified documents — they'll even install a safe for you to protect them. But only if your client's name is Clinton.

Hillary Clinton.
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As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton clearly didn't want the public to have access to her email messages. And that's the great irony of the email scandal in which she now finds herself: By hosting her email on a private server, she's allowed everyone to read her letters.

Under massive pressure, Clinton handed over more than 50,000 pages of emails to the State Department late last year, and in the months since, many have oozed out into the light, including my personal favorite: a letter from Clinton-family delovoi Lanny Davis, written with such fawning servility that one might have expected it to be signed by a Nigerian prince in need of your bank account number.

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