Mike Levine on why the F.B.I. found nothing with which to prosecute Hillary Clinton:
The bottom line: Clinton believed the deleted emails were not work-related.
Did Clinton delete the emails? No.
In late 2014, the State Department asked Clinton and other former secretaries of state to hand over any work-related emails they may have.
By then, Clinton had already “deleted some [emails] over time as an ordinary user would,” FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers at a July congressional hearing.
And she tasked her legal team to determine which of the roughly 60,000 emails still on her server were work-related.
Clinton on why the messages were deleted:
…because they were personal and private about matters that I believed were within the scope of my personal privacy… They had nothing to do with work. I didn’t see any reason to keep them… no one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy.
Plausible and probable. Unless you have a narrative that is looking for support.