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New York Times: Hillary Clinton Calls Private Email Server a ‘Mistake,’ and Adds, ‘I’m Sorry About That’

Posted by Soledad Vega on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 15:58

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Hillary Clinton apologizes for private email server...

Article by Maggie Haberman for The New York Times

Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized Tuesday for using a private email server while she was secretary of state, calling it a “mistake” – uttering words that many of her allies had wanted to hear from her in hopes that they would quell the controversy that has dogged her presidential candidacy for weeks.

Mrs. Clinton made the comment in an interview with David Muir of ABC News that was set to air in full Tuesday evening. The network released a clip late Tuesday afternoon.

“That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility,” Mrs. Clinton said in the interview.

Her remarks came just a day after she told The Associated Press that she did not need to apologize, saying, “What I did was allowed.” In an interview on NBC News on Friday, Mrs. Clinton said she was “sorry” that people were confused by the issue.

Several of Mrs. Clinton’s advisers had been urging her to acknowledge a mistake in stronger terms.

For weeks, Mrs. Clinton had insisted that the controversy was a news media fixation and not something that voters had raised with her on the campaign trail. But her poll numbers have suffered amid continuing reports about her private email server and whether it contained classified information.

- Read more at The New York Times