Clinton: State Dept. Audit Won’t 'Affect the Campaign or My Presidency'

Monica Sanchez | May 26, 2016
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Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton in an interview with Univision Wednesday night downplayed the findings of the State Department’s audit.

“It is not a matter that will affect the campaign or my presidency,” she said.

Clinton argued that the report shows how she was not the only secretary of state who used a personal email account, and that she, unlike her predecessors, turned over “all” of her emails.  

“I used my personal email. Many people have. There are precedents. I turned over all of my emails. No one else can say that,” she said.

The inspector general’s report leaked Wednesday morning faulted Clinton for using a private email account and server while in office as President Obama’s secretary of state.

The audit found that Clinton failed to obtain legal approval for her personal email use and that such a request would have been denied due to security risks.