In a Labor Day interview in Iowa with the Associated Press, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the investigation into her emails and private email server “a distraction” and insisted that what she’s involved in right now “is not a criminal investigation, it is a security review.”
According to the AP:
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because “what I did was allowed.”
In an interview with The Associated Press during a Labor Day campaign swing through Iowa, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination also said the lingering questions about her email practices while serving as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state have not damaged her campaign.
Really? Seriously? I guess she is not paying attention to any polls that have Bernie Sanders in front in New Hampshire by a 9 point lead and gaining ground on her in Iowa.
“Not at all. It’s a distraction, certainly,” Clinton said. “But it hasn’t in any way affected the plan for our campaign, the efforts we’re making to organize here in Iowa and elsewhere in the country. And I still feel very confident about the organization and the message that my campaign is putting out.”
Yet even in calling the inquiry into how she used email as the nation’s top diplomat a distraction, Clinton played down how it has affected her personally as a candidate.
“As the person who has been at the center of it, not very much,” Clinton said. “I have worked really hard this summer, sticking to my game plan about how I wanted to sort of reintroduce myself to the American people.”
Can you believe this stuff?! She wants to “reintroduce” herself. Certainly that must be because people can think of only two words to describe her – LIAR and DISHONEST. Maybe she’s going to reintroduce herself as “Liar Liar” or maybe “Dishonest: Part II”.
As she has often said in recent weeks, Clinton told AP it would have been a “better choice” for her to use separate email accounts for her personal and public business. “I’ve also tried to not only take responsibility, because it was my decision, but to be as transparent as possible,” Clinton said.
Aren’t we just SO glad, Hillary can be “as transparent as possible”? Was that before or after she came to terms with the deaths in Benghazi? Forgive me, I need to find a bag to puke in.
Asked Monday by the AP why she won’t directly apologize, Clinton said: “What I did was allowed. It was allowed by the State Department. The State Department has confirmed that.
“I did not send or receive any information marked classified,” Clinton said. “I take the responsibilities of handling classified materials very seriously and did so.”
Last year, Clinton turned over roughly 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department that she sent and received using a home-brew email server set up at her home in suburban New York while serving as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
The State Department is currently reviewing and publicly releasing those emails, some showing that Clinton received messages that were later determined to contain classified information, including some that contained material regarding the production and dissemination of U.S. intelligence.
Is this part of Clinton “reintroducing” herself as “Liar Liar” or “Dishonest: Part II”.
“There is always a debate among different agencies about what something should be retroactively (marked classified),” Clinton told the AP on Monday. “But at the time, there were none. So I’m going to keep answering the questions and providing the facts so that people can understand better what happened.”
Yeah! Ok Hillary! Keep telling yourself that as you are “reintroducing” yourself as “Liar Liar” or maybe “Dishonest: Part II”. Whatever works for you, because it’s certainly not working for me.
Last month, Clinton gave the server to the FBI, along with a thumb drive kept by her attorney that contained copies of the emails.
“It is not a criminal investigation, it is a security review,” Clinton said. “People are asked to provide any copies of any of these materials that are the subject of the debate. So, I immediately said, ‘turn over everything.'”
Oh Really?! What an epiphany! and I suppose for Benghazi you did the same thing? Is this also part of the “reintroducing” yourself? Forgive me, but this sounds like the same Hillary “What Difference Does It Make” Benghazi.
Clinton added, “I don’t know anything technical about servers. But I am informed it doesn’t have anything on it. But for safekeeping, turn it over as part of the security review.”
Ok Hillary! Anything you say! Just keep “reintroducing” yourself, because I don’t know how long it will take people to be that gullible. But Hey! on the other hand the American people DID vote to elect Obama twice so I digress.
All that I can say is, if politics doesn’t work out for you this time around, “Good luck” with “Stand Up” Comedy – “Liar Liar” or “Dishonest: Part II”.
Written by Nancy Hayes
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