Three years ago, Hillary Clinton’s e-mails were banner headlines and the investigations, speculations, and wild-eyed coverage probably contributed to her loss. Now, after all that, we have this.
A yearslong State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server found that while the use of the system for official business increased the risk of compromising classified information, there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information.
The inquiry, started more than three years ago, found that 38 current or former State Department officials were “culpable” of violating security procedures in a review of about 33,000 individual emails sent to or from the server that Mrs. Clinton turned over to investigators.
As the New York Times put in a footnote:
A version of this article appears in print on , Section A, Page 16 of the New York edition with the headline: Quiet Ending For Inquiry Into Emails And Server.
Page A16, right next to the news about the potluck at the VFW and the bowling scores.
That says more about the state of American journalism than anything else.