92% Of Americans Say Clinton's Wrong In Email Scandal


Hillary Clinton may have dodged an indictment, but that doesn't mean she's insulated herself from the fallout of her email scandal.

A huge 92 percent of Americans believe Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, either broke the law or acted in "poor judgment" with her unauthorized email set-up, which consisted of several unsecured servers housed in the basement of her home in upscale Chappaqua, New York, The Hill reported.

That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press and the research company GfK, which also found that more than half of Americans think Clinton broke the law.

About 4 in 10 respondents said they believe Clinton intentionally broke the law during her tenure as Secretary of State, a view likely buoyed by Clinton's own admission in one of the released emails that she did not want her communications subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Some of the people surveyed told the AP that the case proves there's a different standard for the rich and powerful.

"She's innocent until proven guilty, but to me the FBI director called her guilty and then gave her a pass card," James Thompson, a 57-year-old Republican from Colchester, Connecticut, told the wire service. "If that was anyone else in this world, they would have been gone. They would have been down the river. They would have been in jail."

Not everyone sees it that way. Edgard Lopez, a Democrat, told the AP that the FBI's criminal investigation was a witch hunt fueled by Republicans who want to detract "the attention of the important matters for this country."

The 61-year-old Floridian made it clear he's no fan of Trump's.

"For me," Lopez said, "he's a piece of trash."

While FBI Director James Comey said he did not believe Clinton intentionally committed a crime, he chided the Democrat, saying she was "extremely careless" with state secrets, and contradicted her claim that there was no classified material on her unsecured server. Comey said the email account was less secure than even commercial email services like Gmail, and said there were more than 100 emails containing top secret and classified information.

Recent polls show Clinton has lost ground to Trump. The most recent, a CBS/New York Times poll, found the candidates tied, while a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Trump with a 7-point lead. In the Real Clear Politics average, which aggregates all national polls, Clinton's lead had slipped to 2.7 points, down from the 7-point lead she enjoyed in late June.

Sources: The Hill, Associated Press, Real Clear Politics / Photo credit: Hillary for Iowa/​Wikimedia Commons

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