In the lead up to the Democratic National Convention next week, presumptive presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is making the media rounds to expel upon her recent email-server controversy. When the FBI decided Clinton’s user of her private email for national issues was just “extremely careless,” many felt she got off scot-free. It’s been an issue of constant contention, and now she is trying to win the public’s trust back.
Clinton stopped by CBS This Morning to take responsibility for her actions and address the public’s perceptions of her trustworthiness. When asked if the email crisis contributed to people questioning her moral compass, Clinton apologized for the situation and admitted it was not the best choice. When pushed on whether her decision was careless and could have lead to an email hack of immense proportions, Clinton was quick to point out she didn’t share vital information with people:
“Well, let me say this: There were three at — probably at least 300 people on those emails, the vast majority of whom are experienced professionals in handling sensitive material. And I have no reason to have second-guessed their decision to send or forward me information. Do I wish I hadn’t done it? Of course. Was it a mistake? Yes. It was wrong because — look at what it has generated”
After being asked one last time if the matter “fed trust issues,” Clinton went on to say that there are far greater things to worry about than her email and suggested she is a candidate you shouldn’t worry about:
“Well, I’m sure it didn’t help. Yes, I am sure it didn’t help,” Clinton said. “But I’ll tell you this, I am the last person you will ever have to worry about, ever — not being 100 percent as specific and precise as I can be so that nobody ever raises any questions like that ever again.”
At first, Clinton remained mum on the FBI’s decision and didn’t fight back against political rivals calling her out. This latest interview shows she is thinking about the voter’s perception of her and that she may need to do some work before November.
(Via CBS This Morning)