Hillary Clinton is right to have apologised over ‘email-gate’
On Tuesday, wannabe President of the United States of America Hillary Clinton took to Facebook to explain her position over the ongoing saga relating to her use of an official email account for personal purposes. She was honest, clear and regretful and should be commended for having owned up for the mistake she made.
In the statement, Mrs Clinton remarked:
I wanted you to hear this directly from me:
Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department. Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility.
It’s important for you to know a few key facts. My use of a personal email account was above board and allowed under the State Department’s rules. Everyone I communicated with in government was aware of it. And nothing I ever sent or received was marked classified at the time.
As this process proceeds, I want to be as transparent as possible. That’s why I’ve provided all of my work emails to the government to be released to the public, and why I’ll be testifying in public in front of the Benghazi Committee later next month.
I know this is a complex story. I could have—and should have—done a better job answering questions earlier. I’m grateful for your support, and I’m not taking anything for granted.
I understand that you may have more questions, and I am going to work to keep answering them. If you want to read more, including my emails themselves, please go here.
Thank you, Hillary
In total, Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of emails at the State Department’s request whilst the FBI has also taken possession of the server that she resisted giving up until last month.
Commenting on the statement, David Axelrod, a former top campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer:
“Her answers have evolved over time and have prolonged this story. She’s trying to bring this thing to an end so she can be heard on other subjects, but she needs a consistent answer”.
Axelrod has a point but given Clinton has now conceded that she did make a mistake, it is now simply time that this sideshow moved on.
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