This issue has quickly become the focal point of the 2016 debates. But as one Daily Beast article points out, this "scandal" might not actually be a scandal at all. Michael Tomasky says that the Times piece that brought this issue is missing one major point: when these new rules on personal email accounts actually came into place.
While picking and choosing which personal emails should be turned over to federal record is most certainly a problem, it is to be expected that this issue has opened the floodgates of criticism on countless aspects of Hillary's record. Republicans are reopening criticism against her speaking fess, the Benghazi controversy, and even her husband's previous scandals.
This highlights the problem of focusing on any ammunition possible to slam the opposition, instead of directing attention towards policy issues.
But it also begs the question of how "vulnerable" Hillary Clinton is to opposition criticism. One statement in a NYT article titled, "Hillary's Messy Habits" states: