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Bill Clinton says Donald Trump could be the nominee.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has apologized, tried being friendlier and several other tactics to jump-start her campaign but was forced again Sunday to devote free TV time to defending her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

Clinton told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that her lawyers and IT people set up the private network and decided which emails were official and needed to be turned over to the State Department. At the beginning of the year, he said, Hillary was “the most admired person in public life,” because coverage of her showed she was doing good things for the country. “The presidential campaign happened and the nature of the coverage shifted,” he said. “I think that there are lots of people who wanted there to be a race for different reasons, and they thought the only way they could make it a race was a full-scale frontal assault on her.”

Asked on NBC whether it was possible that work-related emails were wrongly deleted from her personal server, she replied that the process was “exhaustive” but that she didn’t personally participate. “I didn’t look at them,” she said. “I wanted them to be as clear in their process as possible. But she said she hoped that voters would look past what she called the “drip, drip, drip” of the furor over her emails. “There was a transition period. And it was, it seemed to be at the time, endless,” she said. “When I ran for the Senate, people said, ‘Hey, we are more concerned about what you’re going to do for us.’ And I trust the voters to make that decision this time around, too.” In a separate interview with CNN released on Saturday, former President Bill Clinton also equated the current investigations being conducted by congressional Republicans and federal agencies with questions faced by his administration. “This is just something that has been a regular feature of all our presidential campaigns, except in 2008 for unique reasons,” Clinton said. “Ever since Watergate, something like this happens.” He added: “We’re seeing history repeat itself.” Earlier this week, newly discovered email correspondence between Clinton and retired Gen. However, she expressed frustration Sunday with the slow process and compared the multiple investigations to Republican-led probes into her husband’s administration more than two decades ago. “It is like a drip, drip, drip,” she told NBC. “And that’s why I said, there’s only so much that I can control. Clinton likened the inquiries into her correspondence to controversies like the Whitewater land deal that trailed her husband’s campaign and much of his administration, saying that voters in New York elected her to the Senate despite years of political questions. “During the `90s, I was subjected to the same kind of barrage.

She said the clintonemail.com server had existed in the basement of her family’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y., for years before she added her account. “It apparently took a little time to do that. And so there was about a month where I didn’t have everything already on the server, and we went back, tried to, you know, recover whatever we could recover,” she said. “And I think it’s also fair to say that, you know, there are some things about this that I just can’t control.” The issue of whether Mrs. Clinton has been forthcoming about when she began using the personal account – hdr22@clintonemail.com – is only the latest email-related question to distract from her policy positions and message during her presidential campaign.

Clinton and on a political press corps that he said was uninterested in the substance of her policies. “I love my husband, and, you know, he does get upset when I am attacked,” she said. “Of course, I take responsibility. She rejected the idea that she used the private server in part to avoid scrutiny from congressional subpoenas or Freedom of Information Request Act requests. “It’s totally ridiculous.

Clinton is misleading the American public. “She continues to perpetuate falsehoods about being transparent when the server itself was an exercise in skirting public records laws,” he said in a statement. Clinton said voters will have to decide how important the email issue is to them. “If people are uncertain, if they have concerns around these questions about the emails, it is their choice to say, ‘That’s going to influence, you know, how I think about the election.’ I understand that, I get it,” she said.

Clinton repeatedly said she had handed over all work-related emails and had not been involved in her lawyers’ decisions about which emails met that definition. “I didn’t want to be looking over their shoulder. Clinton also addressed her changed positions on three high-profile issues: legality of same-sex marriage, which she now supports, and building the Keystone XL pipeline and the Iraq war, both of which she now opposes. On Keystone, for instance, she said that people now know more about the “dirtiness” of the oil being extracted from the Canadian tar sands, which would be transported by the new pipeline if built. “I’m not one who…stakes out a position and holds it regardless of the evidence or regardless of the way I perceive what’s happening in the world around me,” she said. “That’s where the Republicans are.” And I know I was a little sarcastic about it in one exchange with the press,” she said, alluding to an exchange last month with a Fox News reporter about whether her server had been wiped clean. “Sorry, guys, but you know, I’m not a technical expert.” At one point, Mr. Asked whether Democratic primary voters had increasingly gravitated to Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont because of his long-time adherence to liberal policies, even when they were unpopular, Mrs.

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