Embattled Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton descended from her ivory tower Friday to speak with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
“You said recently that using your personal email as Secretary of State was not the best choice and that you take responsibility,” Mitchell began. “Are you sorry?”
“Well I certainly wish that I had made a different choice and I know why the American people have questions about it and I want to make sure and I want to make sure that I answer those questions,” said Clinton.
Clinton didn’t address the “are you sorry?” question there, but she did proceed to embark on an almost hilariously fictitious recounting of the events that have transpired in the months since the public became aware she was using a personal email account and home brew server.
Starting with the fact that my personal email use was fully above board, it was allowed by the State Department as they have confirmed, but in retrospect, it certainly would have been better. I take responsibility, I should’ve had two accounts — one for personal and one for work related and I’ve been as transparent as I could asking that all 55,000 pages be released to the public, turning over my server, looking for opportunities to testify before Congress. I’ve offered for a year, finally the committee will give me an opportunity to testify in public toward the end of October.
I’m going to answer these questions and I’m also going to continue to talk about what’s important to the people I meet about this presidential campaign because it really is critical that we renew the basic bargain of America, that if you work hard, you do your part, you get ahead and pay for college, and have equal pay for equal work, all the other issues that are important in people’s minds.
“Turning over my server, looking for opportunities to testify before Congress…”
A quick fact check says, stop, drop, and roll because your britches are on fire and your about to burn the whole place down.
Clinton turned over her sever because the FBI demanded it after her refusal to do so for months, further, it took all kinds of haggling between Hillary’s counsel and House Select Committee on Benghazi before Clinton would agree to testify before Congress at all. Committee Chair Gowdy requested two hearings, that was nixed as Clinton would only agree to one.
Again Mitchell asks Clinton if she’s sorry and if she would like to apologize to the American people for the choice you made.
“Well it wasn’t the best choice. I certainly have said that, I will continue to say that as I’ve also said many times, it was allowed, it was fully above board, the people in the government knew that I was using a personal account but it would’ve been better if I had had two separate accounts to begin with,” said Clinton.
So, no. She’s not sorry.
Forget about her presidential campaign, Clinton must account for how she handled national security information while serving as Secretary of State. That she’s now running for president doesn’t exempt her from answering questions about her mishandling of the State Department for four years.
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