In the current: Enough with the emails

Hillary Clinton's email scandal resurfaces, but to what degree is it important to her presidency?


Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

We all know about the supposed impertinence of Hillary Clinton’s emails in the upcoming election; she made a large mistake, was investigated by the FBI for this large mistake and in September, this investigation was closed without the suggestion of charges for this mistake. Now, however, the FBI plans to reopen the investigation, 11 days before the presidential election occurs.

According to FBI Director James Comey, the investigation is being reopened due “recent developments” that recommended a second look. However, these recent developments appear to be unclear. It is unknown what the context of the newly discovered emails relates to, nor if the emails even came from Clinton herself.

After the announcement was made to reopen the investigation, Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted that their campaign “just got better.”

In my opinion, this email scandal has ultimately contributed too much to the election as a whole. While yes, it does provide an argument for her untrustworthiness, I don’t believe the issue is entirely relatable to the overall scheme of things.

I completely agree that, in the words of Comey, Clinton’s actions were “extremely careless.” Yet, while reckless, these actions should not be the end-all, be-all of Clinton’s opportunity at presidency.

There are several imperative issues present in today’s election, issues such as health care or foreign policy that directly affect the lives of all residents of our country. These are the issues we need to be focusing on in the upcoming election, rather than the details of an accident. It is important that we focus on the actual plans of the candidates for their presidency, and take into consideration their records as politicians as whole.

Both presidential candidates have a shot at becoming the leader of our free nation in 11 short days, and in order for our people to make an informed choice, I sincerely hope they consider all aspects of each individual candidate. Stop focusing on one single mistake and start looking at the big picture.

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