Hillary Clinton: 'I Thought It Would Be Easier' To Use One Email Address
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) addressed the controversy over her use of a private email address while at the State Department, saying she thought it would be easier to use one email address.
"I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two. Looking back, it would have been better if I'd simply used a second account and carried a second phone," Clinton said at a press conference on Tuesday.
"I thought using one device would be simpler, and obviously, it hasn't worked out that way," Clinton added.
Clinton also said she didn't see an issue with the private email because she was emailing State Department employees with government email addresses. She said the private server on which she was sending emails was built with security protections and would remain private despite calls for it to be turned over.
Clinton noted that she had previously released some of her emails at the request of the State Department, and also said she recently asked the department to release all of her emails for the public to see. When asked if she had deleted any emails, Clinton said she deleted personal emails because they were "within the scope of my personal privacy" and didn't regard State Department matters.