The Hillary Clinton Email Controversy
Illustration for the Year Review 2016 of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin: In March 2015, it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton, during her tenure as United States Secretary of State, had used her family's private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers. Those official communications included thousands of emails that would retroactively be marked classified by the State Department. The controversy unfolded against the backdrop of Clinton's 2016 presidential election campaign. Hillary Clinton attributed her presidential election loss to the ongoing investigation, saying they stopped her momentum.