So far the seriousness of the Hillary Clinton email scandal depends on where you sit on the political spectrum.
Democrats insist there's nothing to the email scandal. They maintain that Republicans and conservative news outlets have fabricated the controversy in an attempt to derail the former secretary of state's 2016 presidential campaign.
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she followed all the proper procedures and violated no laws, rules, or guidelines – at least those that were in place when she became the secretary of state.
She remains the hands-down favorite to be the 2016 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
But Republicans and conservative groups say that Clinton very likely violated at least two federal laws regarding the illegal storage and transmission of classified information.
They believe she should be prosecuted, fined, and possibly even jailed.
For anyone in the middle, the Clinton email scandal is so much confusing noise. It's tempting to ignore it. But genuine concerns underlie all the political grandstanding.
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David Zeiler, Associate Editor for Money Morning at Money Map Press, has been a journalist for more than 35 years, including 18 spent at The Baltimore Sun. He has worked as a writer, editor, and page designer at different times in his career. He's interviewed a number of well-known personalities - ranging from punk rock icon Joey Ramone to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Over the course of his journalistic career, Dave has covered many diverse subjects. Since arriving at Money Morning in 2011, he has focused primarily on technology. He's an expert on both Apple and cryptocurrencies. He started writing about Apple for The Sun in the mid-1990s, and had an Apple blog on The Sun's web site from 2007-2009. Dave's been writing about Bitcoin since 2011 - long before most people had even heard of it. He even mined it for a short time.
Dave has a BA in English and Mass Communications from Loyola University Maryland.