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But His Emails!

The latest White House scandal brings the nation’s attention back to the inbox.
Source: Brian Snyder / Reuters

Nothing like a presidential scandal to turn something utterly mundane into a national obsession. But here we are, once again, talking about emails.

The emails. Oh, the emails!

During the 2016 presidential campaign, email became a symbol of Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption. Clinton’s aides wiped about 33,000 emails from a private server she used during her time as secretary of state, and Donald Trump made the deletions a cornerstone of his campaign against her.

“How can anyone vote for Hillary when she

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