The Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal is turning into the Energizer Bunny – it just keeps going and going – dominating the national headlines as the presidential campaign heads into the Labor Day weekend. The information the FBI released today cast serious doubt about the story the Democrat candidate has been telling for over a year about the private email server she kept in her house while she was Secretary of State.
Nor is it what the Clintons normally call a right-wing conspiracy against them that is keeping the story alive. Rather, here’s how the Washington Post described the latest details provided by the FBI:
“In the three hours-plus that Hillary Clinton spoke with FBI investigators about her private email server on July 2, she cited more than three dozen things that she could not recall.”
The Post also highlighted that, in private, Clinton cited her health for her lack of ability to remember things, writing “Clinton stated she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from [the] State [Department] during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in 2013 the report states. However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot. Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.”
At a time when many voters will be tuning into the race for the first time, with the election now less than 70 days away, it was probably not in the Clinton campaign plan that she should be raising questions about her ability to remember things, like briefings she receives.