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Cleared but no clean bill of health: Email issue to linger for Hillary Clinton until election day

Cleared but no clean bill of health: Email issue to linger for Hillary Clinton until election day

For months, Hillary Clinton’s foes — Republican and Democrat alike — hanged their hopes on the prospect she would be indicted for using an unsecured home server to handle her emails as secretary of State.

The threat was cited by backers of Donald Trump as a response to his myriad stumbles; however poorly he performed or whatever discouraging news turned up in opinion surveys, they suggested, a criminally charged Clinton would be in even worse political shape come November.

A similar notion was offered by supporters of Bernie Sanders as the reason the Vermont senator should persist in his bid for the Democratic nomination, long after it was evident he...

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