Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat over the summer for using a personal server housed in her basement in Chappaqua, NY, when she was Secretary of State. Foes used the situation to call into question her good sense and accountability. Since Clinton routinely dealt with sensitive communications having potential global impact, the fact that she used a server setup that was relatively amateur, rather than one run by a big bureaucratic institution was seen as a gaffe — an unforgivable one that may have put the nation at risk. Turns out that was probably overblown, and one of Clinton’s chief rivals for the Democratic nomination — Bernie Sanders — delighted her in an early debate saying he was sick and tired of hearing about her emails, essentially calling it a non-issue.
Hillary Clinton probably won’t return the favor though, now that Sanders’ campaign apparently breached voter information stored in a database belonging to the Democratic National Committee. Members of Sanders’ team are said to have snooped on data about voters that belonged to Clinton’s campaign. (A break in the firewall allowed the transgression.) Sanders’ side has been denied further access to the database until further notice. Hillary Clinton’s basement server — after all was said and done — didn’t compromise sensitive data to snoopers, as far as the record shows. She’d probably like to keep her voter info at home, too.