For months, the Clinton campaign has hoped that the public will grow weary of stories about her private use of an email account while serving as Secretary of State. The release of the FBI report clearing her of any criminal conduct was supposed to have put the issue to rest; instead, it has giving rise to a whole level of distrust and suspicion.
There is a sense amongst Hillary’s friends and foes alike that there is more bad news to come out of the emails. There continues to be a steady leak of embarrassing new emails with information that is troubling to an increasing segment of the public. Attempts to blame these leaks on the Russians or some other dissent group does not appear able to overcome the damaging aspect of the emails themselves.
AP story on her appointment schedule while Secretary of State
It’s not just the ‘right wing’ press that is feeding the news cycle. Last week the Associated Press released a report of its review of Clinton’s appointment schedule while serving as Secretary of State. The report, which was based only on the portion of Ms. Clinton’s appointment schedule that was released by the State Department, showed that a disproportionate number of people having meetings with Clinton has also contributed to the Clinton Foundation.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
— Associated Press
The AP noted that it has been forced to go to court to get the official appointment records released. Even after a federal court ordered their release, the State Department said it could not comply until after the election. Earlier this week the Department now says that the full record of appointments can be released by mid-October. The Clinton campaign has stated that it favors the release of all documents and emails as “soon as possible.”
Release of Clinton emails to continue until election
In the meantime, there is likely to be no let up in the negative stories arising from her private email system. The State Department is working to release some 15,000 additional emails that the FBI recovered, while WikiLeaks promises that it has numerous hacked emails yet to be released. What seems likely is that Clinton’s email problem is not going to go away anytime soon.