At this juncture, it is looking like Hillary Clinton is severely damaged goods, and will not get the Democrat nomination for president. Tellingly, even many Democrats who formerly supported her now say they don't believe they can trust her and have given support to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, or perhaps are urging Vice President Joe Biden to run.
For a while, it looked like the blatant conflicts of interest involving speaker fees Hillary's husband Bill Clinton received while she was Secretary or State, and donations to the Clinton Foundation from repugnant sources might cause Hillary's candidacy to unravel.
But the corruption at the Clinton Foundation (and there is PLENTY of it) has been overshadowed by the scandal involving Hillary's home-based email server and what she erased from the server before turning it over to the FBI.
The thing about electronic trails is that they are so hard to totally eradicate. Like the HIV virus embedding itself in its host's tissues, "erased data" leaves such evidence as fragments of files and numeric codes that specify certain types of files.
Plus, think of the hundreds of people who must have received emails from Hillary and/or sent them to her. It would seem logical that the courts would approve of issuing subpoenas to those individuals, forcing them to turn over their evidence. It would also stand to reason that some of the emails sent from and received by this server dealt with the mishandling of the Benghazi affair. A House Committee is looking into that, and will undoubtedly add fuel to the fire.
But even beyond whether charges are ever brought against Hillary, this whole mess has simply gone further to tarnish the Clinton name as one associated with shady dealings, twisting the truth, evading the law, and constantly conniving to get out of scandals. And it speaks to an utter lack of common sense on the part of Hillary to think she could get away with abusing government data to such an extent.
It has been well publicized for years that the Chinese, Russians and other nations regularly hack into government and private sector computers in the United States. It should have dawned on Mrs. Clinton that having a server in her home to handle sensitive emails dealing with affairs of the state was a stupid and reckless idea. But apparently her arrogance and an attitude of, "I'm too smart to let anything bad happen" prevailed.
Pride goeth before a fall (Proverbs 16:18)... Let's not forget that Willie was impeached AND had his law license suspended. Punishment just might come upon Hillary, but she does seem to have a teflon air about her. And alas, America is chock-full of gullible liberals who could care less what a bald-faced, corrupt liar someone is, as long as she has a "D" after her name.
Hillary is pretty slick when it comes to weaseling her way out of legal and ethical swamps brought about by her own mendacity. But this is one swamp that might engulf her.