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Hillary Clinton defends use of private email during State Department tenure

After weeks of arguments over Hillary Clinton’s use of private email to conduct State Department business, Clinton came out of the shadows and spoke to reporters on Tuesday. She admitted it would have been better to use a government email address along with the private one she used during her tenure as Secretary of State. Clinton said she used a private address for her official work out of convenience.

She emphasized during her address that she went above and beyond what she was required to do regarding the private email system, which was allowed during her time as Secretary of State as long as she kept records. She claimed that she did not discuss classified information on her personal email. Clinton’s discussion comes just hours after she spoke at the United Nations discussing gender equality. Clinton is accused of using a private email server that was installed at her New York residence and her own internet domain to conduct official business. Prior to this news conference, her only comments about the controversy came via Twitter on March 4. According to Clinton, the email server was set up for use by President Bill Clinton. Hillary assured the media that numerous safeguards were in place and that there were never any security breaches.



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