As more information emerges about the troubling circumstances surrounding the absence of care in handling national secrets, the public has come to learn some important facts about government service and the responsibilities of every person granted clearance to access sensitive information.
For example, in spite of Hillary Clinton claiming she "did not send or receive information marked as classified", everybody with a security clearance has the responsibility to know what information is a national secret, has a responsibility to know how to handle national secrets, and has a duty to report any potential breach of security safeguarding those secrets.
There is no excuse for "not knowing" or recognizing that communications with the Secretary of State that include elements of the National Security Agency, foreign and domestic dimplomats, and other government messages are by their very nature sensitive to the integrity of national security.
It is highly unlikely that the results of any proper investigation would exhonerate Hillary Clinton and excuse careless handling of national secrets. And, it is equally unlikely that Hillary Clinton will be given a pass for destroying, or attempting to hide or destroy the evidence.
This latest Clinton scandal may play out that she was able to erase some of the evidence. Unfortunate for the country, it is unlikely the cover up would be worse than the original crime in this case. Given the lack of adequate security, the compromise of state secrets to those who would seek to cause harm could be on the scale of Edward Snowden.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton continues to tell whoppers like the one about the size of the fish she caught on their last vacation at Martha's Vineyard. Or was that the Hamptons?