She did so because some of the emails were connected to foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, which served as Hillary's campaign-staff-in-exile between the 2008 election and this year.
I saw this a mile away in Poca, West Virginia, last summer. Of course, people in Washington are too focused on the Kerfuffle du jour to see the big picture. Motive is an element the prosecution must prove in any crime
The FBI is working diligently in a manner practiced and perfected over the last near century. The extradition of the Romanian hacker Guccifer as well as the indictment of Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia — a longtime Clinton flunkie — are pieces of the puzzle.
From Chuck Todd:
The most logical explanation is she wanted to make it harder for the press and Congress to see her correspondence, so they made FOIA requests more difficult by doing what? Making sure it wasn't on a government server, putting in a private server. And, at the — that’s the part of this — the idea of convenience, I've never been able to accept that, because what’s convenient about having a server in your house?It was a dumb mistake because classified email are not subject to FOIA. In short, she did not need this deception, but because she did use deception, it could cost her dearly.
I posted this at 3:01 PM on August 23, 2015:
I ceased blogging about Hillary Clinton in June when I realized she will not win the nomination. The e-mail scandal cooked this goose. She is fried like a PC after a power surge. As the drip, drip, drip of the scandal turns to rain, let us review just how stupid the whole set-up was.
First, the diehard lefty reaction is that this was a bad-ass move.
No, it was a stupid move.
The Clintons set up a tax-exempt foundation to finance a campaign-in-waiting, which foreign governments could legally donate to the campaign. Clever. It became too-clever-by-half when the Clintons decided to her private email to conduct official business. Their reasoning was you could not FOIA a private server. They remembered what happened to Sarah Palin, who was chased out of office by the Obama regime, which through a surrogate filed 26 bogus ethics complaints about her. The release of the Palin emails marked a new low.
But what they overlooked was classified material is exempt from FOIA. Just mark everything classified and no one ever gets her email.
What they overlooked was the illegality of sending classified material through a private account. That's illegal. Right now there is a prima facie case of espionage if she sent one classified email in a private email to one donor.
This is not Whitewater or Lewinsky. After a lifetime of getting away with felonies, Hillary faces serious trouble. No special prosecutor is needed. Barack Obama has no love for the Clintons and will gladly prosecute.