The Clintons and their defenders are trying to ignore the fact that Hillary used a private email server during her time at the State Department but despite their best efforts, the scandal isn’t going away.

Josh Gerstein of Politico:

State Dept. official: Hillary Clinton’s email practices ‘not acceptable’

A senior State Department official testifying at the first congressional hearing focusing on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for official business called such an arrangement “not acceptable” and said other employees have been warned against it.

“I think that the action we’ve taken in the course of recovering these emails have made it very clear what people’s responsibilities are with respect to recordkeeping,” Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I think the message is loud and clear that that is not acceptable.”

Some people in the media are beginning to realize that the Clintons have a transparency problem and that it’s impossible to prove their guilt or innocence without the thousands of emails Hillary decided to delete.

Meet Jonah Goldberg, political psychic:

All of this blatant dishonesty may have something to do with Hillary’s tanking poll numbers.

Alex Griswold of the Daily Caller:

CNN Host: Hillary’s Horrible Poll Numbers Are ‘The Equivalent Of A Five-Alarm Fire’

CNN chief national correspondent John King said on “New Day” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s horrible poll numbers on trustworthiness and honesty are the equivalent of a “fire-alarm fire” that her campaign needs to address.

“Clearly, we’re seeing a candidate who right now isn’t showing us transparency, accountability, or a high level of ethical standards,” said National Journal editor Ron Fournier. “Those are things we should be factoring in as well. Especially reporters… the polls go her way, that doesn’t necessarily mean we should stop reporting on it.”

“And the Clinton people shouldn’t take solace in these polls, because they haven’t gotten beyond those fundamental questions of leadership,” he concluded.

Hillary Clinton still has one thing going for her. She’s not a Republican.

As we all know, she would already be finished if she was.