Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she has done all she can to be transparent over her revelations about use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. “I thought this would be decided by now, and therefore I could tell you whether I agree or disagree”, she said. The full exchange is scheduled to air on Sunday.
She did not hand over another 30,000 emails from the period that she deemed personal and said she chose “not to keep”.
While first lady, her husband faced several political scandals, including efforts by USA lawmakers to impeach him and the real estate controversy known as Whitewater.
Many contain information that has been retroactively classified, raising questions about whether Clinton was inappropriately sending and receiving highly sensitive material, and whether sufficient security measures were in place to protect her server from hackers.
Also on Friday, a State Department official also told CNN that in the process of turning over Libya-related emails to the Select Committee on Benghazi, it found a “small number” of Benghazi-related emails that had not been disclosed to the committee previously.
And she compared the issue to controversies that dogged the Clintons in the White House in the 1990s.
Back in July, Clinton was ahead of Sanders by 34 percentage points and in June, she led by a massive 60 percentage points.
“It was frankly, uncomfortable to have so many people asking me and my saying, I’m waiting and waiting and waiting”, she said.
“I think it is significant that people that have worked with me in the Congress, you know, when I wasn’t running for president, even Republicans were praising me”, Clinton added.
“No, I’m not going there, because that’s what the – it’s not a – a plot makes it sound like it’s a secret”, he said.
It’s never their fault and the press always blows whatever it is they’ve done way out of proportion.
He suggested that it might have been hypocritical for Clinton to exclusively use a private email account while she was at the State Department – placing her messages outside of government archives.
That’s not from a news release from the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign.
“If we don’t learn, if we don’t make decisions based on best information we have available, well that’s regrettable”, Clinton said.
The Wisconsin Republican suggested in his letter Tuesday that either the State Department or Clinton herself had misrepresented the nature of the agency’s initial request for Clinton’s emails.
“The Petraeus emails, first discovered by the Defense Department and then passed to the State Department’s inspector general, challenge that claim”.