Now that Hillary Clinton has addressed the matter of her exclusive use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, it's clear that correspondence she deemed private has already been scrubbed from her account.
The mechanisms of Clinton's personal email use were fuzzy from the start of the outrage boomlet last week. While the original New York Times report on Clinton's use of a private account suggested she may have violated federal regulations, it wasn't entirely clear which regulations for preserving government records had applied during Clinton's tenure at the State Department.
Regardless, the former secretary admitted during a Tuesday news conference that she'd deleted a whole trove of emails she judged to be truly private. She described those emails as things "you typically find in inboxes," like plans for her daughter Chelsea's wedding or condolence notes to friends.
A nine-page document later issued by Clinton's office further clarified exactly which documents were provided to the State Department and when they were turned over to the agency, revealing that those personal emails were deleted sometime after Dec. 5 -- well into Clinton's likely presidential campaign.
Here's a timeline of everything else we know to date about Clinton's secretive email account.
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