Hillary Clinton: "I've Been The Most Transparent Public Official In Modern Times"


In an interview with CNBC's John Harwood broadcasted Friday, Hillary Clinton said she is "the most transparent public official in modern times."

JOHN HARWOOD, CNBC: Well in terms of your own reflection on this. Let's say you're right and there's no legal case given the fact there's more than 1,000 e-mails and I recognize there is a dispute, some have been described as classified, some even top secret. Would you concede you and the people who work for you at the State Department were sloppy in the way you handled top secret information?

HILLARY CINTON: No, because let's be clear about this. There wasn't a single one of those marked classified either sent or received. That hasn't changed. What I think the public may not understand is that when a process is undertaken to determine whether e-mails should be public. I asked, nobody told me to.

I said make them all public.

I've been the most transparent public official in modern times as far as I know. When that process is undertaken, other agencies gets to weigh in and get to say, 'Wait a minute, I don't think that should come out now.' Whether or not the State department or some other agency agrees. That is par for the course.

Now whether it should be or not is a whole separate issue but it doesn't change in any way, nothing was marked classified, and you know, that is just a fact and I think one that bears repeating.

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