‘I can’t wait to hear her say this’: Hillary Clinton responds to criticism over ‘disgraceful’ speech
Hillary Clinton is defending her “disgraceness” of the Democratic nominee for President of the United States for using a private email server while in office, saying it was not “unethical” to use a personal server during her tenure as secretary of state.
The former first lady said her husband’s email system was “better than many other systems”, but she has since apologized for using it while secretary of State, saying that “a personal email server is a much different beast”.
“What I regret is that I used a private server in my private capacity,” Clinton told ABC News on Sunday.
“I was using it for my own personal use.
It was for my personal emails.
I did not have a government account.
It wasn’t for official government business.”
Clinton said that the “disgusting” use of the server during the presidential campaign was a mistake and that she has forgiven the former President.
“You know, I think that the emails that were released were in part, because of the way that they were handled, because they were sent through the State Department,” Clinton said.
“But I also think that in retrospect, you know, the handling of those emails was not in keeping with the norms and practices that we have for government emails.”‘
It’s a great mistake’It is the latest in a series of revelations that have dogged Clinton throughout her career.
In March, it was revealed that she deleted a series, including a classified email from her account, that was marked as top secret, before sending it to her lawyers.
“It was a great, great mistake,” Clinton was quoted by ABC News as saying.
“And I take full responsibility for it.
I can’t imagine the kind of pain and frustration that I was feeling.”
In July, it emerged that Clinton deleted nearly 1,600 emails she thought were personal, which she claimed were work-related and did not contain any classified information.
The Republican nominee has insisted that Clinton never sent any classified emails to anyone but herself and that they did not include information about the US military or other sensitive topics.
Trump’s campaign also recently released emails showing Clinton discussing how to use the personal email system to conduct business.
“Hillary Clinton used her private email to send classified information to the State Dept. to her colleagues,” Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement.
“Clinton should immediately release her emails.
This would provide an opportunity for the American people to see what she had been hiding from the American public and to make up their own minds.”
The former Secretary of State said on ABC that her husband was “very proud” of his use of private email, adding: “He is not the one who’s making this decision.
This is a mistake, and I regret it.”ABC/wires