By: Elena Grace Flores
The FBI may have proven that Hillary Clinton’s statement that she was not using her personal email to send and receive highly classified information is contrary to their finding – but they also cannot find chargeable acts that violated any law for her being careless. Hence this issue was dropped to the dismay of her rival, Donald Trump.
Clinton apologized for the mistake and took full responsibility which is an admirable thing. Now, come to think of it – anyone could have done such carelessness with technology especially those who learned it already a bit late in their lifetime. No matter how good you are in the online process, it is easy to make a mistake of using personal email server over the office or official email especially when you are not at base and using a mobile device conducive to travelling.
They call it “user problem” which refers to common mistakes done by users who do not know how to use the system or in her case, manipulate settings in the devices used to avoid those kind of dangerous mistakes. Her intelligence has also nothing to do with the mistake. She is not just a computer savvy person. The FBI is tolerant with her because they knew that there’s no law that could pin her down because of her carelessness – and to continue this matter will just be a waste of time. However, her political enemies can use this mishap in ruining her image, turning her into an incompetent and unreliable leader that only those who are not avid computer users would believe.