Article by Ashley Usher | esPResso Committee Member
Hillary Clinton recently received public backlash after news broke that she used a personal email account during her time as Secretary of State. Many are upset about her decision to use a personal account because most politicians use an account set up by the government. This account was meant to secure all of her emails that she sent and received in her role as Secretary of State, according to CNBC.
Now a lot of questions are starting to come to light about the security and legality of the politician’s email habits. If Clinton had wanted to hide information from the public, the personal email account would allow her to do so. Since the news broke, CNBC reports that Clinton has handed over more than 55,000 pages of emails to the government for review.
In 2013, Hillary stepped down from her role as Secretary of State and is now possibly in the process of starting a campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Although she is slow to respond to the crisis, she held a press conference on March 10 and stated, “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account.” She did not want to carry two devices for her personal and work-related emails, and it was supposedly approved by the State Department, according to CNN.
Although Clinton has taken gradual proactive steps, including the press conference, to react to her email crisis, moving forward it will be important to find a way to regain the trust of her publics and restore her reputation in time for possible future elections.