Clinton Won’t Apologize Over E-Mails, Plays Down Campaign Harm

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Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event on the campus of Case Western Reserve University on August 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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“What I did was allowed,” Hillary Clinton says in Associated Press interview. “It was allowed by the State Department. The State Department has confirmed that.”

  • Democratic presidential contender and former Secretary of State said she “did not send or receive any information marked classified”
  • “I take the responsibilities of handling classified materials very seriously and did so,” Clinton said
  • She says e-mail inquiry has been “a distraction, certainly, but it hasn’t in any way affected the plan for our campaign”
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