"But her emails."
It's become a meme at this point. The Republican party — and Trump campaign — made such a huge stinkin' deal about Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, that any time a more serious scandal enveloped the right, people would mock the time and effort spent trying to "lock her up."
The phrase has also been used jokingly to insult Trump supporters for latching onto the email scandal for so long, while there's plenty of better things to be concerned about.
So, when it was revealed on Thursday that former FBI director James Comey used a personal email account for official government business by the Justice Department's internal watchdog, many saw the irony. You know, considering it was Comey who issued a statement in October 2016 — just 11 days before the election — saying the FBI was reopening its investigation into Clinton's email use.
"But my emails," Clinton tweeted on Thursday in response to a tweet from a Politico reporter highlighting Comey's own email missteps.
The watchdog report also concluded that Comey's handling of Clinton's email investigation was "extraordinary and insubordinate" but was not motivated by political boas.
Well, if anything, Clinton has proved once again that she is truly a killer of memes. First the "delete your account" meme, and now "but her emails."