Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign continues to be plagued with questions regarding her use of a private email server while Secretary of State. When confronted by an NBC news anchor about her email scandal, Hillary Clinton kept repeating the three-word defense: “It was allowed.”
Anchor Savannah Guthrie reminded Clinton “how bad it looks” to the average American.
Guthrie also pressed Clinton regarding her seeming inconsistency regarding who is to blame for the controversy: “I guess my question to you is, which is it? If you’re blaming the Republicans, some might wonder how genuine is that apology?”
Clinton attempted to take responsibility for the issue, while simultaneously blaming Republicans for it becoming such a scandal:
I mean, I’m sorry that I made a choice that has resulted in this kind of situation, and I’ve said I’ve made a mistake. Obviously if I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t. It was allowed and everybody has confirmed that. But it’s also, as we now know very clearly, the way that the Republicans are trying to bring my– as they admit– poll numbers down.
Guthrie then asked: “Do you get how bad it looks?”
Clinton again responded: “It was allowed.”
Clinton’s email scandal has had a dramatic effect on her campaign for President. An NBC/WSJ poll shows her trailing Bernie Sanders by 14 points in New Hampshire, when Joe Biden is included in the equation.
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