The question now for Hillary Clinton will be: How do Democrats view her response – and is it enough for them to begin to defend her?
Remember, the Democrats who have criticized her in recent days – Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin – simply said they wanted Clinton to EXPLAIN herself and end her silence.
Feinstein to "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday: "She is the leading candidate, whether it be Republican or Democrat, for the next president...from this point on, the silence is going to hurt her."
Durbin on Morning Joe on Tuesday: “I’d like to hear her explanation. I think Dianne Feinstein was right – she should come forward and explain the situation.”
What would turn today’s very uneven response (and I’m being charitable) into a disaster is if we find Democrats who are still asking questions after today.