Clinton Changes Tune On How Many Emails Were Work-Related

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton changed the percentage of emails sent from a private account that she claims were associated with her work at the State Department, from 90 percent down to 50 percent.

Clinton told reporters during a presser at the United Nations Tuesday that half of her 60,000 emails were work-related, while the other half were personal.

Those personal messages “were not in any way related to my work,” she said. “I had no reason to save them, but that was my decision because federal guidelines are clear and the State Department request was clear.”

A Clinton spokesman told ABC News last Thursday, however, that she turned over around 90 percent of the emails she wrote as secretary of state, and only withheld personal emails not covered by State Department policy.

Clinton told reporters Tuesday she will not turn over the server housing the emails.

“The server contains personal communications from my husband and me, and I believe I have met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private and I think that the State Department will be able, over time, to release all of the records that were provided,” she said.