The frustration of that lack of control over public perception is clearly getting to Clinton’s husband, as much as anybody around her presidential campaign.
But asked if she could reassure nervous Democrats that no new email revelations would arise, she said: “I can’t predict to you what the Republicans will come up with, what sort of charges and claims they might make”.
Start with her lie about OK’ing the unusual arrangement whereby her top aide, Huma Abedin, was allowed to pull down outside paychecks from the Clinton Foundation and the firm Teneo (the for-profit arm of Clinton Inc.) on top of her job at the State Department.
On Sunday, she offered an apology … of sorts: “I know I was a little bit sarcastic in one exchange with the press – I’m sorry guys! – but I’m not a technical expert”.
Clinton agreed but said there is only so much she could do to reassure people concerned about the evolving story line.
But Clinton argued that she actually went out of her way to include government email addresses in her work-related communications. “All of them turned out to be not true”.
“Of course I take responsibility”, she said.
“What we had available at the time was turned over”, she said. I didn’t want to be looking over their shoulder. Now that it’s taken custody of Hillary’s old server, the bureau has managed to recover at least some of the messages she deleted before sharing what she believed State was entitled to. “I have no control over that”.
Clinton acknowledged the controversy had hurt her standing in the polls.
Chuck Todd: Can you say with 100% certainty that the the deleted emails, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not going to find anything in there that’s going to cause to to have to explain again?
Clinton told host Chuck Todd that her attorneys conducted the review and decided what emails were personal versus what emails were work related.
It is an indication of how far Clinton has fallen that in June she commanded a whopping 60-point lead over Sanders.
“I think it will be all right“, he added. I relied on people who were and we have done everything we could in response to the State Department asking us to do this review because they asked all the former secretaries.
Hillary Clinton, who was the Democratic frontrunner when she announced her bid for the White House in April, has faced increasing scrutiny over her email use, including a personal computer server set up at her home in New York, and faces several inquiries in the Republican-controlled Congress.