Tuesday, March 10, 2015

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton's press conference addressing email scandal

hill-emailsOn Tuesday, former First Lady Hillary Clinton took a few questions from reporters concerning her use of a private email server while serving as the Secretary of State.

"I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two.

"Looking back, it would have been better if I'd simply used a second email account and carried a second phone, but at the time, this didn't seem like an issue.

"I trust the American people to make their decisions about political and public matters and I feel like I've taken unprecedented steps for these emails to be in the public domain.

"I went above and beyond what I was requested to do," Clinton said.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said that Clinton's answers leave "more questions than answers." Gowdy, who is heading up the House investigation into the Benghazi terror attack, also said there is no other choice for Clinton but to "turn her server over to a neutral, detached third-party arbiter who can determine which documents."

"Without access to Secretary Clinton's personal server, there is no way for the State Department to know it has acquired all documents that should be made public, and given State's delay in disclosing the fact Secretary Clinton exclusively used personal email to conduct State business, there is no way to accept State's or Secretary Clinton's certification she has turned over all documents that rightfully belong to the American people," Gowdy said.

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