It was a huge deal when it came out that Hillary Clinton used a personal email, rather than her government issued one, while working as Secretary of State. She ran a private server out of her home for the necessary protections.
Now, those emails are being released in batches, and in the most recent batch there are emails from an old friend and informal adviser Sidney Blumenthal, and Republicans are trying to use those emails to show the influence that he has had over her for a long time.
I can understand the concern about her using a private email server, sure, not that I think the governments are that much stronger. What I cannot understand, however, is people actually getting upset that she discussed world issues with a long time friend and adviser who was not employed by the government at the time.
Because really, government affiliation does nothing to confirm that you won't lie or cheat or leak info. It does absolutely nothing!
That besides, people in the US are getting more and more obsessed with people being related to the government OR ELSE when it comes to be in the know on confidential info. But how are our leaders to learn and to truly have an accurate worldview of everything going on around the world if this is the case? Within the government everyone has an agenda. Sidney does, too. But by speaking to as many different kinds of people as possible, our leaders can learn more rounded views of world issues, and I see nothing wrong with that.