Hillary Clinton: Email scandal like a drip, drip, drip – New York Post

Hillary Clinton said she’s been “transparent enough” about her use of private emails while she was Secretary of State and lamented the story was spinning away form her.

“It is like a drip, drip, drip,” she told NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday. “And that’s why I said, there’s only so much that I can control.”

Clinton again admitted she should not have used a personal email address for work-related messages on a private server installed in her Chappaqua home and that she responded flippantly to the controversy on the campaign trail.

“I did it for convenience and it turned out not to be that at all,” she said.

But she said her lawyers conducted an “exhaustive” review of her emails to ensure she didn’t break the law and she didn’t interfere with the process.

“I didn’t participate. I didn’t look at them,” she said. “I wanted them to be as clear as possible,” Clinton said. “They didn’t need me looking over their shoulder.”

And she called accusations that she set up the server to hide her communication from Congressional inquiries “totally ridiculous.”

Clinton allies were satisfied with her response to the scandal

“However you processed her answers, HRC seemed much more at ease in today’s MTP interview, and it was effective,” tweeted former Obama strategist David Axelrod.

But Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short said Clinton “continued to perpetuate falsehoods” and is becoming “desperate” by blaming others.

Hillary’s rivals have gained ground in the polls this summer as she has struggled to put the controversy behind her.

Clinton’s once whopping 60-point lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in June has dwindled to just seven points in a NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday.

President Bill Clinton blamed the slide on repeated attacks from Republicans and the media’s relentless focus on the scandal.

“I have never seen so much expended on so little,” Clinton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview Sunday. “She said she was sorry that her personal email caused all this confusion and she’d like to give the election back to the American people.”

“I think it will be all right,” he added. “But it’s obvious what happened… the presidential campaign happened. And the nature of the coverage shifted from issue-based to political.”

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