Email scandal

Forget Ambition, Can Clinton Win Them Over?
Biggest challenge is to make persuadable voters believe her

The challenge for Hillary Clinton to to convince skeptical voters to feel invested in her historic campaign, writes Jonathan Allen. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — It's now or never for Hillary Clinton to connect.  

In her biggest speech as a candidate, the former first lady, former senator and former secretary of state will try to convince voters that she is the woman for the current moment in American history — that she’s the one they want in the Oval Office.  

Hillary's Honesty and Trump's Temperament
Clinton has to figure out how to make honesty less of an issue

If Hillary Clinton is seen as a liar, she can't promote herself or attack her opponent with credibility, writes Jonathan Allen. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Heading into the Democratic convention, and for the entirety of this campaign and her career in Washington, Hillary Clinton’s biggest problem has been that she’s perceived as dishonest.  

By contrast, the public’s nagging worry about Donald Trump is that he doesn’t have the temperament for the presidency. If he tried to undo his selection of Mike Pence as his running mate, would he try to un-launch a nuclear warhead?  

5 Times Foreign Governments Meddled in US Politics
Trafficking in secrets for political gain is nothing new

Men dressed up as the Spy vs Spy cartoon characters walk to John Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The cyberattack that cost embattled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz her job — just as her party piled into Philadelphia to formally nominate Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee — is just the latest example of foreign interests meddling in U.S. politics.  

Per media reports, the FBI is investigating the dissemination of embarrassing communications by DNC aides that some maintain was perpetrated by Russian agents.  

Christie Tries Clinton from Podium, 'Lock Her Up,' Screams the Crowd
Political attack dog goes after Democrat on foreign policy, email scandal, character

Delegates shout "guilty" as Chris Christie makes the case against HIllary Clinton.. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Chris Christie conducted a mock trial of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at the podium of the Republican convention, winding up delegates into furious chants of “Lock Her Up, Lock Her Up.”  

Wielding a rhetorical pitchfork, the New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential primary rival of nominee Donald Trump thundered that Clinton was guilty of monumental policy and character failures that he said disqualify her from the presidency.  

Clinton Fights to Avoid Deposition in Email Records Case
Watchdog group wants three hours to ask about her motivations

Reps. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, left, and Jim Jordan of Ohio talk before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing July 7 featuring testimony by FBI Director James Comey. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Hillary Clinton’s attorney fought Monday to prevent the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee from giving sworn testimony as part of a lawsuit concerning her use of a private email system while serving as secretary of state.  

The courtroom drama will linger, however, as Clinton readies for the Democratic convention next week and Republican lawmakers push for more investigations into the email system.  

Republicans Seek Perjury Probe of Clinton
2 committee chairmen ask DOJ to investigate testimony to Congress over private emails

Hillary Clinton's email server draws GOP fire again.. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

House Republicans formally asked federal prosecutors on Monday to investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress about classified information on her private email server.  

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