Clinton's Email Debacle May Give The GOP The Upper Hand

If Hillary Clinton is perceived as the most formidable 2016 presidential campaign opponent, then the GOP feels they may have struck gold. Recent revelations have shown Clinton relied heavily on her personal email address while serving as secretary of state. Even former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted a demand that she release all her emails. On Tuesday morning, the GOP opposition group America Rising filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the State Department. They requested copies of emails sent to Clinton. This immediate reactions is part of a machine the Republicans have built to attack Clinton. It also references the problem with staying power. This is something the Republicans can and probably will tie to other potential scandals. At the same time, this situation feels like the Romney tax debacle where Democrats and some Republicans demanded to see his 2011 tax returns, which he did not disclose until 2012. With Clinton, GOP operatives can use this as a means of painting the former senator as untrustworthy, secretive and inauthentic.

Colin Reed, executive director of America Rising stated, “For her, the problem is this contributes to a broader pattern that already exists. Perception is reality in politics.” Meanwhile, a Clinton Aide made an attempt to clear the air by stating, “Nothing nefarious was at play. She had a Blackberry, she used it prior to State, and like her predecessors she continued to use it when she got to State.” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus asked, “It makes you wonder: Did she use the private emails so she could conduct diplomacy and fundraising at the same time?” Even possible GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina tweeted, “This once again raises serious questions as to @HillaryClinton's leadership. Does @HillaryClinton believe leadership means acting outside the law?"

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