Hillary Clinton said on Friday, that she “short-circuited” when she provided an answer to Fox News’s Chris Wallace about sending classified emails that has been deemed false.
At the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, MSNBC’s Kristen Welker asked Clinton about her lies about her email use saying, “Are you mischaracterizing Director Comey’s testimony and is this not undercutting your efforts to rebuild trust with the American people?” (VIDEO: CNN’s Tapper Calls Out Clinton For Emails Lies: You’re Not Entitled ‘To Your Own Facts’)“Well, Kristin, I appreciate you’re asking that because I was pointing out in both of those instances, that the Director Comey had said that my answers in my FBI interview were truthful,” Clinton said. “That’s really the bottom line here.” (VIDEO: Hillary, Chris Wallace Spar Over Her Classified Emails)
“And I have said during the interview and many other occasions over the past months, that what I told the FBI, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly. So I may have short-circuited it and for that, I, you know, will try to clarify because I think, you know, Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other because of course, he could only talk to what I had told the FBI and I appreciated that.” (VIDEO: Comey Confirms Hillary Clinton Lied To The Public About Her Emails)
“Now I have acknowledged repeatedly that using two email accounts was a mistake. And I take responsibility for that,” Clinton said. “But I do think, you know, having him say that my answers to the FBI were truthful and then I should quickly add, what I said was consistent with what I had said publicly and that’s really sort of in my view trying to tie both ends together.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper produced a video where he debunked Clinton’s claims she made in her interview with Wallace.