Hillary Clinton Doubles Down on Email Scandal, Saying 'It Was Allowed'

A State Department report found that Clinton violated policy.

“This report makes clear that personal email use was the practice for other secretaries of state,” Clinton told ABC News in an interview in Las Vegas, Nevada. “It was allowed. And the rules have been clarified since I left.”

She has faced the issue for more than a year as she battles to become the Democratic nominee.

Clinton explained why she did not cooperate with State Department investigators, despite repeatedly saying she would talk to anyone, anytime about her emails.

Clinton has not been charged with a crime and her spokesman, Brian Fallon, said the former secretary's email use was in line with former secretaries of state. He also said that political opponents were using the report in a misleading way.

“I’ve said many times, if I could go back, I would do it differently," she told ABC News. "I know people have concerns about this.”

Clinton: ‘Looking Forward’ to Debating Trump

“Well, I understood they said that was a joke,” Clinton quipped, adding “I’m gonna look forward to debating Donald Trump.”

The Vermont senator quickly responded on Twitter, writing, "Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary."

When asked if she has reached out to the Sanders campaign in an effort to unify the party, Clinton said both campaigns are “certainly” communicating.

“I know that we’re both trying to do our best in the upcoming contest, but I have every reason to believe that after June 7th, we will begin to unify the Democratic party,” Clinton said.

Clinton also opened the door to party concessions, saying she and Sanders are going to talk about “everything.”

“We’re gonna go into the convention unified, we’re gonna come out even more unified, and we’re going to defeat Donald Trump in November.”

ABC’s Justin Fishel and Cecilia Vega contributed to this report.

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