Transcript for Clinton on Email Scandal: 'Fully Complied with Every Rule That I Was Governed By'
State Department rules the time you were secretary were perfectly clear that if a State Department employee. Was going to be using private email that employee needed turn those emails over the State Department to be preserved and on government computers. Why did you not do that why did you not go along. With State Department rules until nearly two years after you left office and also the president of the United States said that he was unaware he had this unusual email arrangement. The White House Counsel's Office says that you never approved this arrangement through them. Why did you not do that why did you why he apparently caught the White House by surprise and they just one last quick question a fight I might does all of this. Make affect your decision in any way on whether or not to run for president. Well let me try to unpack your multiple questions. First. The laws and regulations in effect when I was secretary. Of state. Allowed me to use my email for work that is undisputed. Secondly under the federal records act. Records are defined as reported information regardless of its form or characteristics. And in meeting the record keeping obligation it was my practice to email. Government officials on their state or other dot gov accounts so that the emails were immediately. Captured and preserved. Now. There are different rules governing. The White House than there are governing the rest of the executive branch. And in order to address the requirements I was under. I did exactly what I of sad I emailed. Two people and I not only knew I expected that then to be captured in the State Department or. Any other government agencies that I was emailing to at eight. Dot account. What happened. In. Let's RI guess late summer. Early early fall is that the State Department sent a letter to former secretaries of state not just to me. Asking for some assistance in. Providing any work related emails that might be on the personal email. And what I did was to direct you know my counsel to. Conduct a thorough investigation and to. Air on the side. Providing any thing that could be connected to work. They did that and that was sad my obligation I fully fulfilled at and then I took the unprecedented step. A saying go ahead and release them and let people see them. Nightly the speaker's office. I. Clinton I'd I'd be happy if Samie talked to about the rules I fully complied with every rule that I was governed by.
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