Hillary Clinton squeaks out a tepid admission to her use of a private email server for classified governmental communications – tepid, in that though she admits it was wrong to do, it was still above board. Not sure how you can have it both ways. Sounds like she wants to “take responsibility” for it without being found at fault for it. Watch video on page 3.
1. Not really wrong, just a “mistake.”
2. “I’m trying to be transparent.”
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday told ABC News’ David Muir that using a personal email account while Secretary of State was a “mistake” and that she is “sorry” for it.
“I do think I could have and should have done a better job answering questions earlier. I really didn’t perhaps appreciate the need to do that,” the democratic presidential candidate told Muir in an exclusive interview in New York City. “What I had done was allowed, it was above board. But in retrospect, as I look back at it now, even though it was allowed, I should have used two accounts. One for personal, one for work-related emails. That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility.”
This is the farthest Clinton has gone yet in offering an apology for her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.
Clinton told the Associated Press on Monday that she would not apologize for it because “what I did was allowed.”
When asked by Muir to clarify if she did feel she made a mistake by using her private account, Clinton conceded she did.
“I did, I did,” Clinton said. “As I said, it was allowed and there was no hiding it. It was totally above board. Everybody in the government I communicated, and that was a lot of people, knew I was using a personal email. But I’m sorry that it has, you know, raised all of these questions. I do take responsibility for having made what is clearly not the best decision.” via ABCNEWS