James Carville, a former aide to Bill Clinton and a longtime defender of the Clintons, offered an explanation on ABC's This Week as to why Hillary Clinton might have used a private email account: to avoid congressional oversight.
We received this email from a 40-year veteran of the federal workforce, who raises serious questions about Hillary Clinton and her emails:
Since this story broke I have been wondering why "Conversion" has not entered the discussion. In my 40 years in government service, 20 as a senior supervisor, there has been an inviolable rule. One does not use Government resources for personal benefit, and one does not use private resources for Government benefit for personal convenience.
It’s worth keeping score on how progressives are reacting to the Clinton email problems. Some of them (like Eugene Robinson) are tentatively pushing the issue now, one assumes because they don’t especially like Clinton and think that this might be the moment to pull a more liberal challenger into the race.
Stephen F. Hayes reported on Fox News that Hillary Clinton's top two aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, used personal emails while working for the secretary of state at the State Department:
"Two of Hillary Clinton's top aides used personal email while they were employed at the State Department, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. Hillary Clinton's chief of staff. The State Department has evidence of this.
During her press appearance today, Hillary Clinton acknowledged that about 60,000 emails, including sent and received, went through her home email server that she used during her tenure as secretary of state. About half of those, she said, were work related. UPI reports:
Even Kathleen Sebelius isn't going out of her way to defend Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services denied using private email while she served in the Obama administration.
"No," Sebelius said in response to a question about whether she used a private email system, according to an article in the Topeka Capital-Journal.
A former U.S. ambassador to Kenya, Scott Gration, who got fired in part for using a non-State Department email system, told CNN this morning it was "unfair" he was held to a different stand than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland, passed up an opportunity to defend his rival, Hillary Clinton, from growing criticism about her exclusive use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state. The moment came for O'Malley in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station, WMUR.
A top defender of Hillary Clinton, former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, said on MSNBC that "everything" on Clinton's private email servers should be available to Republicans in Congress. Davis made the comments in response to a question about how Clinton can put the questions about her email practices behind her.