Hillary Clinton has certified turning over work-related e-mails to the State Department during her tenure as Secretary of State, courtesy of a report by CNN.
This is a result of a lawsuit that was launched by the conservative organization Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act, and focuses on the work of former State Department Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abelin.
Under the order of U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, Clinton, Abedin, and Cheryl Mills (former State Dept. Chief of Staff) were all told to "hand over all government documents."
There are some issues with the handling of these instructions; it has been revealed that Clinton herself did not personally search through her emails, but rather had her attorney do it, which may not meet terms of the court order. Meanwhile, as of Sunday (August 9), Mills and Abedin had yet to hand over anything.
This is just another story in the odyssey that has centered around Clinton's decision to use a personal server while conducting classified government business instead of the standard State Department system.
You may be asking why we should care; what does this have to do with her running for President? The issue is the fact that, as a high-ranking government official, she conducted classified business outside of the government's encrypted servers.
The right will say it proves she is a traitor and cite the Benghazi attack. The left will claim this is just another conservative attack, in an attempt to tarnish her campaign.
Let us use our rational minds, not buy into either side's hype, and allow the court to reach their conclusions. Then, if warranted, we can be outraged or verify it a smear tactic.