3/12/15 #SJSreports
Hillary "Clicks Reply" On Email Controversy

by Macrina

Hillary Clinton checks her Blackberry phone during her time in office.

      Former First Lady Hillary Clinton has found herself surrounded by controversy after her recently revealed use of a personal email account to send official government business emails during her former time in office as Secretary of State; it is a concern among some Americans, especially Republicans, that Clinton might have sent sensitive information over the personal email account (which would be less secure than a federal email account) and that she cannot be trusted. Clinton stated in a New York press conference on March 10, "I...provided all my emails [to the State Department] that could possibly be work-related...At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails...no one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand and respect that privacy" (The Inquisitor News). However, Republicans like Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, question Clinton's honesty, especially in a comment from Palin on March 9: "An honest politician has nothing to fear from the public seeing her emails...I know this," she says (The Inquisitor News). On Tuesday, Clinton spoke further of her actions, saying, "I opted for convenience to use my personal email account which was allowed by the State Department because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two," also stating that "the laws and regulations in effect when I was secretary of state allowed me to use my email for work" (CBS News). If people are influenced by this "scandal," Clinton's good work as a women's rights activist could be forgotten, and her chances of running (and winning) the 2016 presidential election (as the only Democratic candidate and first female president of the U.S.) could be slim. At the present moment, the State Department is reviewing Clinton's emails, deciding which ones can be released to the public eye; for the Americans who want to be sure of Clinton's innocence in the matter, as well as her credibility as a politician, all they have to do is wait.

Citations:

Rickets, Jennifer. "Hillary Clinton Breaks Days Of Silence On Email Controversy: ‘I Opted For Convenience’." The Inquisitr News. <http://www.inquisitr.com/1913469/hillary-clinton-breaks-days-of-silence-on-email-controversy-i-opted-for-convenience/>. 12 Mar. 2015.

Zapo, George. "Sarah Palin Says, ‘I Faced Tough Questions Over Email, So Should Hillary Clinton’." The Inquisitr News. Web. <http://www.inquisitr.com/1910753/sarah-palin-i-faced-tough-questions-over-email-so-should-clinton/>. 12 Mar. 2015.

Kaplan, Rebecca. "Hillary Clinton Says Personal Email Use a Matter of "convenience""      CBSNews. Web. <http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-breaks-silence-on-her-emails/>. 12 Mar. 2015.

Below is a map of the location of Clinton's news conference, at which she spoke of her email situation.

Below is a video from ABC News about the event.

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=McBCV-aFYK8

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Hillary Clinton speaks at the United Nations news conference about her email situation.
Sarah Palin criticized Hillary Clinton's actions.
This cartoon might be saying that Hillary Clinton doesn't want people to look to closely at her emails, or the situation.
The cartoonist is saying that the Republicans are trying to "dig up dirt" on Clinton to prevent her from being supported.
This cartoon may suggest that Clinton is hiding something and is being dishonest.
This excerpt from a political cartoon shows that Republicans are trying to accuse Clinton of being potentially disloyal to the U.S.

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http://news.yahoo.com/photos/clinton-ran-own-computer-system-photo-121721583.html

http://www.inquisitr.com/1910753/sarah-palin-i-faced-tough-questions-over-email-so-should-clinton/

http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/display.cfm/140032/

http://claytoonz.com/page/2/

http://theweek.com/cartoons/543924/political-cartoon-hillary-clinton-email

http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/display.cfm/140269/