CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because, “what I did was allowed.”
Clinton spoke to The Associated Press during a campaign swing through Iowa, which holds the first vote in the state-by-state nominating race. She was campaigning on the U.S. holiday of Labor Day.
The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination says the lingering questions about her use of email while serving as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state have not damaged her campaign for president.
She says, “It’s a distraction, certainly. But it hasn’t in any way affected the plan for our campaign, the efforts we’re making to organize here in Iowa and elsewhere in the country.”
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