1) What did Hillary Clinton actually do?
Before becoming Secretary of State in 2009, Hillary Clinton purchased a private email server to be installed in her home in New York. On this server she used the address firstname.lastname@example.org which was used for all work and personal correspondence throughout her 4-year tenure as Secretary. She did not use (or even activate) an official State Department state.gov email account throughout this time.
In the summer of 2014, the Congressional committee investigating the September 2012 Benghazi attacks asked the State Department for all of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi-related emails during her time as Secretary of State (2009-2013). This is when the State Department discovered that all her communications were in fact hosted on a private personal server, not a government archive. After meeting with her, Clinton turned over 30,490 emails to the State Department from her private server in December 2014, saying those were all her work-related emails from being Secretary of State. At the same time that she turned over her emails, it was revealed that Clinton deleted the remaining contents on the server (31,830 other emails) because they were personal and not work-related. In March 2015, it was publicized for the first time that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private server for all her email correspondence while Secretary of State. In August 2015, the FBI officially launched an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
From this summary alone, I want to guess that a majority of you already think she might be guilty of something. And all it took was stating a factual timeline of events. But honestly, let’s hear her out.