Clinton Contradicts IG Report That She Told Staffers Not To Talk About Her Email Account [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Hillary Clinton threw her staff at the State Department under the bus claiming that she “never instructed anyone to hide the fact I was using a personal email.”

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Tuesday Clinton said, “I do not know who that person is or you know, what that person might have said because it’s, it’s not anything that I am aware of. I emailed, I emailed with hundreds of people and I emailed department officials and others directly with my email, as other secretaries have done.” (RELATED: White House Can’t Defend Hillary’s (Lack Of) Cooperation With Inspector General Probe [VIDEO])

Hayes asked Clinton about the State Department’s Inspector General report that said a director purportedly “instructed the staff never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again.” (RELATED: State Department IG: Clinton Mishandled Emails, Posed Cybersecurity Risk)

The MSNBC host said, “There’s just one line in that I.G. report that stuck out to me. And I just wanted to get clarification from you directly in which the I.G. found that subordinates of yours had told people to stop asking about your use of private e-mail. And that was a striking phrase. Is that true to your knowledge?” (RELATED: Napolitano On Hillary’s Emails: Obama Could Be Subpoenaed To Testify)

“I certainly never instructed anyone to hide the fact I was using a personal e-mail,” Clinton replied, holding back laughter. “It was obvious to hundreds of people, visible to the many people that I was emailing throughout the State Department and the rest of the federal government.”

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