[guest post by Dana]
“What I did was legally permitted, number one, first and foremost,” she said Tuesday.
“We turned everything that was work related, every single thing. “
She added that in “retrospect” it had not turned out to be convenient to have the private server during her years as secretary of State.
“I regret that this has become a cause celebre. But that does not change the facts and no matter what anybody tries to say, the facts are stubborn,” she said.
“I know there is a certain level of anxiety or interest in this, but the facts are the facts.”
Asked if the server, which has been turned over to the Department of Justice, had been wiped clean, Clinton initially shurgged and later joked: “Like with a cloth or something?”
“I don’t know how it works digitally at all,” she added.
The FBI may be able to recover at least some data from Hillary Clinton’s private email server even though there was an attempt to wipe it, two sources with direct knowledge of the process told NBC News on Tuesday.
According to the State Dept., of the emails processed so far, 305 have been flagged as possibly containing top secret information.
The presser was cut short by an irate Clinton, but not before she claimed:
“If it were a government account, they would be saying the same thing,” she said. “Everybody’s acting like this is the first time this has ever happened. It happens all the time.”
The key takeaway, she insisted, is: “Whether it was a personal account or a government account, I did not send classified material, and I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified.”
You can watch the full 5 minute press conference here. Kudos to Ed Henry of FOX News for digging in and showing the MSM how to get the job done.