Maybe the vast right-wing conspiracy made her do it.

Each time Hillary Clinton sent an email about State business on her private system, or received one, she knew she was breaking the rules, and maybe the law. Yet she did it anyway for four years.

Hillary Clinton has lots of explaining to do about why she set up a private computer server in her home and used private emails only for State Department business. But if the past is prologue — with the Clintons, it always is — we’ll never get a straight answer.

Each time Hillary Clinton sent an email about State business on her private system, or received one, she knew she was breaking the rules, and maybe the law. Yet she did it anyway for four years.

Besides, at this point, what difference does it make?

Actually, a lot. The first difference involves data security. Presumably her home system had fewer protections than the government’s, meaning the Russians, Chinese or Iranians could hack her correspondence without much trouble and spill American secrets at will.

Her reckless actions could have blown the covers of CIA agents and informers in foreign countries, putting their lives in danger. For all we know, it might be too late to save some of those people.

Which brings us to the heart of the matter: What the hell was she thinking?

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Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.