According to a new poll from Monmouth University, the majority of U.S. voters want to see federal authorities launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email:
Even though most voters feel Clinton’s intentions may have been acceptable, a majority (52 percent) say that her emails should be subject to a criminal investigation for the potential release of classified material.
Clinton, who has remained defiantly arrogant throughout this entire scandal, is finally starting to realize that this isn’t going to simply go away. Her campaign sent out an email to supporters Wednesday, coinciding with news from the Justice Department that her private server had been confiscated. And though they clearly understand the need to do damage control, they are remaining (bizarrely) steadfast in characterizing this whole thing as a Republican attack.
“This kind of nonsense comes with the territory of running for president,” says the email. “We know it, Hillary knows it, and we expect it to continue from now until Election Day.”
That’s a likely prediction, but only because there appears to be serious wrongdoing. The Clinton campaign may be characterizing this as political mudslinging, but that doesn’t explain the FBI’s involvement. Unless the FBI is now a tool of the Republican Party, there must be more here than Clinton is willing to acknowledge. And until it becomes clear what exactly that entails, you can hardly blame Republicans for taking advantage of the scandal.
“This is a serious and potentially criminal offense that proves Hillary Clinton put her own personal convenience ahead of the safety and security of the American people,” Scott Walker said in a statement.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said Clinton had “committed a crime” in her casual approach to national security.
Responding to these attacks, Clinton’s supporter email accused Republicans of being hypocrites:
As governor, Jeb Bush owned his own private server and his staff decided which emails he turned over as work-related from his private account. Bobby Jindal went a step further, using private email to communicate with his immediate staff but refusing to release his work-related emails. Scott Walker and Rick Perry had email issues themselves.
Yes, but were Bush, Jindal, and Walker sending information categorized under the highest levels of government secrecy? Did they give foreign hackers possible access to unencrypted national intelligence? The thought of Bush’s Florida business leaking to hackers is a lot less harrowing than the thought of State Department secrets falling into the hands of the Chinese. Are Democrat voters really buying this?