Yes, Hillary Clinton broke the law

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Bill Clinton: Global Initiative has gotten results.

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. NEW YORK (AP) — The Clinton Global Initiative’s blend of government and private-sector effort has helped millions of people worldwide, former President Bill Clinton said Sunday, highlighting the philanthropic network’s accomplishments at a time when his family’s charitable efforts have come under scrutiny.

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. The 10-year-old initiative has facilitated programs that aided more than 430 million people in 180 countries, with government, private and civil-society entities working together in 90 percent of the programs, he noted at the initiative’s annual meeting. 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. Asked about her written statement under oath that she had turned over all of her work-related State Department emails, only to have some turn up that were sent to then-commander of the U.S.

Forty-six million children have better educational opportunities, more than 110 million women and children have better access to health care, and clean drinking water is more available to over 27 million people, he said. 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.

The initiative gets corporations and governments to channel money into projects meant to solve international problems, without direct donations from its parent organization, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. But amid Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, the foundation has faced questions this year about foreign donors and other aspects of its fundraising.

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. Clinton reiterated her claims that the use of personal email was for “convenience” and that the “vast majority” were to others in the government using official email addresses. In response to Clinton’s latest comments about her email use, Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short said in a statement that “the facts are not on her side.” “Not only did Hillary Clinton withhold emails she certified were turned over, she continues to perpetuate falsehoods about being transparent when the server itself was an exercise in skirting public records laws,” Short said. After announcing her presidential candidacy in April, she resigned from the foundation’s board and the foundation said it would stop taking money from foreign governments except Australia, Canada and four European countries. The foundation also announced that foreign governments would no longer be allowed to sponsor events at Global Initiative meetings, which are no longer being held overseas.

She said the 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. Bernie Sanders, has been far more consistent in what he supports. “I am not someone who stakes out a position and holds it regardless of evidence,” she said.

One such pledge has led to financial education for more than 1.2 million poor women and youths and scholarships for more than 10,000 students in Kenya. 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 – – 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 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. 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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