That's something we all would like to have -- an email account that is truly private, not just from those annoying commercial services that scan for information useful for buyers of that data, but from the government's prying eyes.
The Clintons have found a way:
In most cases, individuals who operate their own email servers are technical experts or users so concerned about issues of privacy and surveillance they take matters into their own hands. It was not immediately clear exactly where Clinton ran that computer system.
Clinton has not described her motivation for using a private email account - hdr22(at)clintonemail.com, which traced back to her own private email server registered under an apparent pseudonym - for official State Department business.
Operating her own server would have afforded Clinton additional legal opportunities to block government or private subpoenas in criminal, administrative or civil cases because her lawyers could object in court before being forced to turn over any emails. And since the Secret Service was guarding Clinton's home, an email server there would have been well protected from theft or a physical hacking.
That's fine for private citizens Clinton. But it's not so fine for those of us out here in flyover land who expect honesty and transparency from so called "public servants" who increasingly appear to be looking out for themselves more so than for us.
The NSA probably has Hillary's emails, but expecting them to give them up to a Congressional subpoena would presume the agency isn't politicized.