Clinton Explains Inaccurate Email Claim: ‘I May Have Short Circuited’
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton explained to reporters Friday that she made the controversial claim that FBI Director James Comey said she had been “truthful” about her emails to the American public because she “short circuited.”
NBC’s Kristen Welker asked Clinton about the “debunked” claim that she made during two separate interviews, noting that Comey actually contradicted many of her statements about her email. “Are you mischaracterizing Director Comey’s testimony, and is this not undercutting your efforts to rebuild trust with the American people?” she asked.
“Kristin, I appreciate your asking that, because I was pointing out in both of those instances that the Director Comey had said that my answers in my FBI interview were truthful. That’s really the bottom line here,” said Clinton.
Clinton noted that she has also been telling interviewers that the answers she gave the American public were the same ones she gave the FBI and she must have accidently confused the issue. “So I may have short circuited. And for that, I will try to clarify, because I think [Fox News anchor] Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other,” she explained
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