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Democrats See a Familiar Pattern in the Clinton E-mail Story

Reports of Democrats fretting about Hillary Clinton's future have been overstated.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hilllary Clinton speaks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala at Washington Hilton on March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hilllary Clinton speaks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala at Washington Hilton on March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for EMILY's List

"You're not going to be the sixteenth writer who asks me about Hillary, are you?" says Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. "I know you would not do that. You want to ask me about the state of the economy, unemployment, poverty. You would not ask me about my views on Hillary Clinton."

Sanders, like the rest of his colleagues, was getting out of town. The Senate was finishing its week's work early, to avoid the airline-scrambling chaos of a snowstorm, and to allow a vote to override President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL bill. (The override failed, as expected.)  The escape would mean an end to questions about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-mails, which had been sent from a private account, and hosted on a "homebrew" server at her New York residence.