7 emails that broke the internet – Telegraph.co.uk
In its early stages, Clintonâs campaign took a hit when it was discovered that she had been using her private email address for official communications asÂ Secretary of State. Some experts and members of Congress maintained that Clinton should have used the official State DepartmentÂ account, and that her failure to do so violated federal law.
This was the last thing Clinton needed as she set her eyes on the White House, but she side-stepped the issueÂ by saying she was unaware she received classified information via email, and that she merely used her private server for âconvenienceâ.
The FBI continue to investigate, but have said Clinton is not a target of that investigation.Â These emails might not have broken the internet (though one with the subject line ‘Gefilte fish’ came close), but they very nearly broke her campaign.
Christopher Lee’s Craigslist fiasco
RepublicanÂ congressman Christopher Lee resigned when Gawker published emails the married man sent to a woman on Craigslist. By email, Lee identified himself as a 39-year old divorced lobbyist when, in fact, heÂ had a wife and son – not to mention that he was 46.
Lee then sent a topless picture to the sameÂ woman, but she soonÂ cut off contact after Googling him and realising he was married. She then went public with the messages, forcing him to resign after considerable embarrassment.