In the wake of the FBI investigation which found 110 classified emails that were classified at the time of sending, Hillary Clinton said on Friday that at the time, she did not “believe” they were put under that category.
In an interview with on CNN’s “The Lead,” Wolf Blitzer asked Clinton if she would “acknowledge you were extremely careless” with her private server email setup while secretary of state. (RELATED: FBI Recommends ‘NO CHARGES’ For Hillary Clinton [VIDEO])
“Well, I think the director clarified that comment to some extent, pointing out that some of what had been thought to be classified apparently was not. The State Department also made that clear,” Clinton claimed. (RELATED: ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS’ — FBI Director Comey Says Clinton Mishandled Classified Info [VIDEO)
“I think there are about 300 people in the government, mostly in the State Department, but in other high positions in the government with whom I e-mailed over the course of four years, they, I believe, did not believe they were sending any material that was classified,” Clinton said.
“They were pursuing their responsibilities. I do not think they were careless,” Clinton said. “And as I have said many times, I certainly did not believe that I received or sent any material that was classified, and, indeed, any of the — any of the documents that have been referred to, I think were not marked or were marked inaccurately as has now been clarified.” (RELATED: Comey Confirms Hillary Clinton Lied To The Public About Her Emails [VIDEO])
“But the FBI director did say about 110 e-mails were classified, various forms of classification. Even if they had not been marked, he said someone in your position as secretary of state should have known better,” Blitzer said. “Here is the question — should you have known better?” (RELATED: Congress To Ask FBI To Investigate Hillary For Lying Under Oath [VIDEO])
“I just believe that the material that was being communicated by professionals, many with years of handling sensitive classified material, they did not believe that it was,” Clinton replied. “I did not have a basis for second-guessing their conclusion. And these were not marked. They were not marked, and in retrospect, some have said, well, they should have been, but they were not at the time.”