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Trump Slams Clinton's 'Disqualifying Conduct'

He plans major boost in military spending

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's email scandal is "worse than Watergate," according to Donald Trump. At a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday night, he hit his rival hard over the contents of FBI documents released last week , saying "her conduct is disqualifying," the Guardian reports. He accused... More »

FBI Publishes Notes From Confidential Clinton Interviews

It's a highly unusual step

(Newser) - In a rare step, the FBI on Friday published scores of pages about confidential interviews with Hillary Clinton and others from its recently closed investigation into the former secretary of state's use of a private email server, the AP reports. The FBI's investigation concluded Clinton never sought or... More »

The 'Abedin Emails' Deepen Hillary's Email Headache

They show how foundation donors got access

(Newser) - Monday brought more bad news for Hillary Clinton about her email trouble, with the revelation that the FBI had turned up yet another 15,000 emails from her tenure as secretary of state. The State Department has been ordered to review them and expedite their release, which likely means negative... More »

Judge Orders Clinton to Answer Questions on Email Use

But she can do it in writing instead of in person

(Newser) - A federal judge on Friday ordered Hillary Clinton to answer questions in writing from a conservative legal advocacy group about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, the AP reports. US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order as part of a... More »

Powell Wrote Clinton of His Own Use of Private Email Server

He used AOL for personal messages while secretary of state

(Newser) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he sent Hillary Clinton a memo touting his use of a personal email account after she took over as the nation's top diplomat in 2009. In a statement provided Friday to the AP , Powell said he emailed Clinton describing his use of... More »

Sailor Guilty of Spy Charge Cites Clinton Emails

Kristian Saucier asks for leniency over classified sub photos

(Newser) - A sailor who photographed classified areas inside a nuclear sub finds it deeply unfair that he's probably on his way to prison while Hillary Clinton might be on her way to the White House. Petty Officer 1st Class Kristian Saucier, 29, pleaded guilty in May this year to retaining... More »

Newly Released Emails Mean More Trouble for Clinton

They show a link between her State Department and the Clinton Foundation

(Newser) - New emails released by a conservative group Tuesday are stoking claims Hillary Clinton gave access to her State Department in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation, NPR reports. Judicial Watch says 44 pages of emails from Clinton's private server that weren't handed over to the government include... More »

Clinton Says She 'Short-Circuited' Answering Email Questions

And that's why some of her answers sounded like lies

(Newser) - The ongoing he-said-she-said-the-FBI-said situation surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server has gotten pretty confusing, perhaps no more so than for the candidate herself. Last Sunday, Clinton claimed FBI director James Comey "said my answers were truthful and what I've said is consistent with what... More »

Trump Implores Russia: Find 30K Clinton Emails

Some say request at 'colorful' presser amounts to treason

(Newser) - Donald Trump had one of his most buzzworthy news conferences yet on Wednesday, fielding questions on Israel, immigration, and the recent police shooting deaths of two black men to Florida's algae problem . But the "most colorful" parts, per the Miami Herald , came when Trump tried to tie together... More »

Assange Released DNC Emails to Damage Clinton

He won't say whether Russia was involved

(Newser) - In a twist that's strange even by 2016 standards, there is mounting evidence that Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin have been working together to undermine Hillary Clinton. Assange, a longtime Clinton critic, declared last month that "upcoming leaks" would damage the "liberal war hawk." At the... More »

Trump Accused of Zapping Email Evidence in 2004 Suit

And his company's apparent email archiving process from '96-'01: delete them

(Newser) - It may have just become more difficult for Donald Trump to harp on Hillary Clinton's email woes . The Trump Organization apparently had an appetite for destruction when it came to its own emails, per a 2004 lawsuit in which his casino company was embroiled, reports USA Today . In the... More »

Clinton's Email Problem Isn't Going to Go Away

State IG report gives critics more ammunition

(Newser) - "The American people are sick and tired of hearing about the damn emails," Bernie Sanders said back in October—but the latest report from the State Department's independent watchdog has ensured that the American people will be hearing an awful lot about Hillary Clinton's emails between... More »

FBI Wants to Grill Clinton Over Email

Former chief of staff, aide, also to be questioned: report

(Newser) - The FBI has wrapped up its review of Hillary Clinton's private email server and emails and is nearing a verdict on whether to seek criminal charges, reports Al Jazeera America, via Mediaite . First, however, agents plan to interview Clinton in the coming days or weeks, according to the report.... More »

Clinton Emails Went Beyond 'Top Secret': IG

Clinton camp says State official shared a news article on drones

(Newser) - Intelligence officials say Hillary Clinton's private email server included information that went a step beyond top secret. In a Jan. 14 letter obtained by Fox News , an inspector general tells the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees that "several dozen emails" contained information declared by an unnamed intelligence... More »

Here's Hillary's Advice for Getting Out of Jury Duty

The latest Clinton emails have been released

(Newser) - The latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails was released on New Year's Eve. A sampling of the coverage:
  • Politico offers up "the 7 must-read emails" of the batch, including one from 2011 in which Clinton corresponds with an aide who was apparently trying to get out of serving
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'Porngate' Unveils One State's Ugly Politics

Pennsylvania's attorney general revealed offensive messages

(Newser) - What do Pennsylvania state officials like emailing one another? Racist, pornographic, and misogynistic messages accompanied by lewd and offensive photos, according to a political scandal dubbed "Porngate." In recent months, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed the messages amid a slew of thousands of emails uncovered in a... More »

Group Wants Inquiry Into Clinton Son-in-Law's Email

Hillary passed on email sent to Marc Mezvinsky from investor friend

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's newest email headache involves her son-in-law. A watchdog group backed by conservative donors is calling for an investigation into whether Clinton gave preferential treatment as secretary of state to a well-connected mining investor, reports Time . The investor had reached out to Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton’s husband,... More »

5 Highlights From Latest Round of Clinton Emails

For one, she's a 'Homeland' fan

(Newser) - There are some pressing issues (Benghazi, the Arab Spring) broached in a newly released batch of Hillary Clinton's emails, but as the AP notes, the 7,800 or so pages released by the State Department Monday also provide "a glimpse into the private side of one of the... More »

White House Emails on 9/11: 'Today Is Pearl Harbor'

'Turn on CNN,' reads one

(Newser) - Exactly 14 years ago tomorrow, officials at the White House started their day like any other. Karl Rove asked an assistant for morning news reports. An aide sent out copies of President Bush's talking points for an education event. Then, White House emails obtained by the New York Times... More »

State Dept. Censors 150 Hillary Emails, With a Catch

Spokesman explains as 7K more pages are released

(Newser) - The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails today, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified. Department officials say the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and... More »

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