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Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react




Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage with Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women on March 9, 2015 in New York City.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage with Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women on March 9, 2015 in New York City.
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Hillary Clinton just held a press conference to address the controversy surrounding her use of a personal email account during her time as the Secretary of State.

Following growing calls from both Republicans and Democrats, Clinton has come under pressure to address the matter. She said “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department...at the time, it didn’t seem like an issue.” In addition, Clinton stated that she provided all of her emails that were work-related, and that the over 50,000 pages of submitted emails came through a vigorous vetting process that excluded those relating to her daughter’s wedding and her mother’s funeral arrangements. During the question and answer session following her prepared comments, she responded to a reporter’s question about the security of her personal email account by saying, “I did not send classified material over email.”

Will Clinton’s response put the debate over her emails to rest? Is this a debate about more than the documentation of public records? Could this controversy or others that come from it affect her chances in 2016?

Guests:

Emily Schultheis, political correspondent for National Journal. She joins us from the UN

Tarini Parti, political reporter for POLITICO