Hillary’s Campaign Chair Acknowledges Private Email Use Could Be ‘Disqualifying’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest | Media Reporter

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta acknowledged that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and account while secretary of state has “definitely hurt her” and that some may consider it “disqualifying.”

Tuesday on the podcast Recode Replay, Podesta acknowledged that it was “a mistake” to combine work and personal emails.

He added, “But the question is, given the stakes of this election, is that, you know, is that a mistake that you would judge as disqualifying. Maybe some people will.” (VIDEO: Napolitano: ‘Ample Evidence’ To Indict Clinton, Only Lynch Or Obama Could Prevent It)

Recode’s Kara Swisher asked, “Speaking of not getting away, how significant is the continuing email inquiries? … This seems to stick.” (RELATED: FBI Director Disputes Hillary’s Claim That Email Probe Is Just A ‘Security Inquiry’)

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Podesta replied, “I think it’s definitely hurt her. She said it was a mistake from the outset, wished that we could take it back, but she used a private email system. She also said, release all the emails.”

Vox’s Ezra Klein interrupted, “Well, you guys didn’t release all the — I mean, you went through and you vetted which emails were gonna be released and which weren’t.”

“She turned over all her — I don’t think people have contested that — she turned over her work-related emails,” Podesta said. “She asked that they all be released. We went through this crazy retroactive …”

Klein interjected, “But there was a decision about which ones were work-related, right?”

“There was a decision made, yeah,” Podesta acknowledged “but the decision about Chelsea’s wedding were not work-related emails … or her mother’s health care. Those weren’t work-related emails.”

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