One day after the State Department released more emails from Hillary Clinton’s private account, former White House adviser David Axelrod addressed his involvement, saying that while he knew she had the account, he didn’t know she had a private server.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Axelrod remarked that he “knew she had that account,” adding further that he did not know “that she used that account exclusively.” (RELATED: Hillary Emails Reveal Axelrod Knew About Private Account Despite Past Claims)
“As we watch the document dump of e-mails that consistently are coming out through this process, in yesterday’s big dump of the Hillary Clinton e-mails, there was one from you to Hillary Clinton’s private account,” Roberts told the former Obama aide. “So you knew she was using a private account when other administration officials were using government accounts? You knew –”
“Well, everybody — most people in the government had private accounts for private sorts of e-mails,” Axelrod said. “I was referred to that account when I wanted to send her a note because she had been injured and I wanted to just send her a note telling her I hoped she was feeling better. And I sent it to that account.”
“And I’ve never ever — I’ve always said that I knew she had that account,” Axelrod continued. “What I didn’t know was that she used that account exclusively, and I certainly didn’t know that she had her own server. Those were things that I just learned with everybody else later on.”
The remarks from the former Obama adviser come after it was revealed that he sent Clinton emails despite recent claims that he would have “asked a few questions” and shared “concerns” if he had known about the account. (RELATED: Axelrod: I’d Have ‘Asked A Few Questions’ If I Knew About Hillary’s Private Server)
Axelrod also remarked to the host that he didn’t believe much of the new emails was “particularly newsworthy.”
“I think generally, you know, she said at the beginning of this story when it first unfolded that had she had to do it over again, she probably would have done it differently,” Axelrod said. “And I think she should have.”