HILLARY DODGES ON PETRAEUS EMAILS: ‘I’M NOT A TECHNICAL EXPERT’
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton dodge a question asking her to explain a newly discovered email chain between the former secretary of state and then-commander of U.S. Central Command David Petraeus.
The Benghazi-related emails had not been disclosed to the House committee as Clinton had sworn under oath all work related emails had been.
Host Chuck Todd asked, “You had said in a written statement under oath that you turned over everything you believed you had for the federal words those 55,000 e-mails but we have now discovered an e-mail chain between then general Petraeus and yourself that took place a couple of months before these records started. Can you explain the discrepancy there? It was the same e-mail address while at state that you were using with General Petraeus two months before you said everything was out there.”
Clinton answered, “Well, everything we had access to was certainly out there and the reason we know about the email chain with General Petraeus is because it was on a government server. So from my perspective we have a very thorough review process that we conducted and my attorneys supervised it, they went through everything and what we had available at the time was turned over.”
Todd continued, “I guess what I’m trying to figure out is if you said in March that the e-mail system began in March of ’09 but we have the same e-mail address popping up in January, explain that discrepancy.”
Clinton replied, “There was a transition period. I wasn’t that focused on my email account to be clear here.”
Todd continued, “Let me stop you there. you say you weren’t focused on it but this seemed to be — to put an email server at your house is not a — it’s a complicated thing.”