Clinton: "I Never Received Nor Sent Any Material That Was Marked Classified"


CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS: I want to ask you about specifically, obviously the central question here is whether you violated the law in the handling of classified information. 18 US Code 1924, unauthorized removal or retention of classified documents or material. Why do you believe you did not violate this law. It says here, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant in the United States and by virtue of his or her office, if they become possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removing such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location. How did your private server where you kept this classified information, some of which was retroactive I understand, after your term as secretary of state, how is that not a violation of this code?

HILLARY CLINTON: Well Chuck, that's a mouthful. Let me just repeat what I have repeated for many months now. I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified and there is a process for the review of material before it is released to the public and there were decisions made that material should be classified. I do call that retroactively classifying. So therefore it would not be publicly released. But that doesn't chance the fact as I've explained many times.

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