What’s the big deal, one might ask, about Hillary Clinton using a private account for her e-mails when she was Secretary of State? Maybe it was a technical violation of a very minor law, but lots of us use work e-mail for personal reasons and personal e-mail for work, so what does it matter?
Well, this was not a matter of using a g-mail or Yahoo account. Mrs. Clinton had her own server with sophisticated secrecy features, protecting her messages from media and legal requests under the transparency laws. The normally sympathetic Chris Cillizza explains why this is, in fact, a big deal after the jump. [Read more…]