I have just finished reading a long story in today's Washington Post going in great detail into the "scandal" arising out of Secretary Clinton's use of a private server and private Blackberry to send and receive all manner of work-related e-mails during her time as Secretary of State. Two things seem clear to me: First, there is not the slightest hint of a suggestion that Clinton ever did anything willfully to share classified information with inappropriate persons; and Second, from the outset, her behavior was high-handed, arrogant, reckless, stupid, self-serving, and arguably flat-out illegal. She behaved from first to last as though regulations of which she was well aware simply did not apply to someone as important as she thought herself to be. Did her behavior endanger the United States? Probably not. Could it have done so? Probably. Is there any excuse for what she did? I cannot see one. She was motivated principally by a concern for her own convenience, nothing more. At one point, she actually sent a memorandum to her underlings warning them to abide by procedures that she herself was in the process of ignoring.
She does not, in my judgment, come off as a very admirable person.