Hillary Clinton claims that her use of a private email server will not be an issue that will “affect either the campaign or my presidency.”
In an interview with KMEX Los Angeles on Wednesday, Clinton commented on the State Department’s inspector general’s report that says that she violated the rules as Secretary of State claiming, “Well, there may be reports that come out, but nothing has changed, it’s the same story.” (RELATED: CNN’s Bash: IG Report Fuels Narrative That Hillary Thinks She Is Above The Rules [VIDEO])
“Just like previous secretaries of state, I used a personal email, many people did. It was not at all unprecedented,” Clinton claimed. “I have turned over all of my emails. No one else can say that. I have been incredibly open about doing that. I will continue to be open, and it’s not an issue that is going to affect either the campaign or my presidency.” (RELATED: IG Report: Hillary Refused To Make Secret Email Account ‘Accessible’)
Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server and private email account differentiate her from other secretaries of state that used non-State Department email accounts. (RELATED: State Department IG: Clinton Mishandled Emails, Posed Cybersecurity Risk)
Contrary to Clinton’s claims, Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Wednesday that
“there is ample evidence to indict her. And the only way she wouldn’t be is if the President or the Attorney General makes a political decision.”
According to the IG’s report, Clinton did not cooperate with them, as noted by Politico.
The report notes that Clinton, several of her predecessors, and the State Department were “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership.”