Hillary Clinton claimed that “I have gone further than anybody that I’m aware of in American history … to try to be as transparent as possible” regarding her use of a private email server during an interview on NBC’s “Today” Monday.
Clinton insisted that if she had use a State Department email account and a personal email account, “I would have decided every hour what was personal and what was work-related.”
Clinton, in an attempt to make a joke said, “I’m a little embarrassed that the emails are so boring in many instances.”
Savannah Guthrie: It’s allowed, but you know, this and anybody who works in government knows it’s really not encouraged to use your personal email, and I just — do you get how bad it looks? It looks like you set up a personal server, you set up your own email so that you would have control of those emails and you and you alone would decide when to release them, whether to release them and in fact that is what happened.
Hillary Clinton: Well, Savannah, first of all, it was allowed and I’ve said it wasn’t the best choice, and every government official gets to decide what is personal and work-related. If I had had two separate accounts, as many people do obviously, I would have decided every hour what was personal and what was work-related. The law also says that the official gets to determine that and that’s what I did, and I have gone further than anybody that I’m aware of in American history, now it’s not a long history because we haven’t had emails that long but as long as we’ve had them, I’ve gone longer and farther to try to be as transparent as possible. Nobody else has done that, and by the time this is over, I’m a little, you know, I’m a little embarrassed that the emails are so boring in many instances, but, they will all be out there and people will be able to make their decisions.