Congress has asked the FBI to investigate whether or not Hillary Clinton committed perjury in her testimony regarding her secret email server. Clinton’s vice-presidential nominee has a simple answer when it comes to the question of the differences between her public declarations and testimony on the subject and what she told the FBI investigating it: she was asked about it so many times, it’s only natural she’d give different answers.
Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday, Kaine was asked by host Savannah Guthrie, “If you look at what she said over the past year or so about her email, I can count at least four statements that just turned out not to be true. Has she earned that mistrust?”
Kaine responded, “Savannah, if you ask somebody a question 150 times, or 200 times, you’re going to be able to find that they don’t use exactly the same word every time, and there’s going to be variations, and then people are going to play on those.”
“In point of fact, though, she did use the same verbiage. It just happens to not be true,” Guthrie replied.
“Well, here’s what I’ve heard her say,” Kaine answered, “I’ve heard her say, ‘I made a mistake, and I’ve learned something from it, and I wouldn’t do it again, and I apologize.”
“She has acknowledged mistakes with respect to the email practices,” Guthrie answered, “She hasn’t acknowledged a mistake with regard to what she has told the American people.”
Kaine reiterated Clinton’s past statements, “The bottom line is this: this is an area where she says ‘I made a mistake, and I’ve learned from it, and I’ve improved, and I’m gonna do differently. When has Donald Trump, during the course of this campaign, or his life, said ‘I made a mistake and I’m better and I’m gonna learn from it and grow from it’?”