Following her apology on ABC World News Tonight, Hillary Clinton sent an email to supporters, apologizing for using a personal email for work-related business.
Clinton reaffirmed that she did nothing wrong in having one email. However, she admitted to not handling the controversy properly, “I could have — and should have — done a better job answering questions earlier.” She also says that in the future, she will be transparent when it comes to her emails.
Read the email:
I wanted you to hear this directly from me:
Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department. Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility.
It’s important for you to know a few key facts. My use of a personal email account was aboveboard and allowed under the State Department’s rules. Everyone I communicated with in government was aware of it. And nothing I ever sent or received was marked classified at the time.
As this process proceeds, I want to be as transparent as possible. That’s why I’ve provided all of my work emails to the government to be released to the public, and why I’ll be testifying in public in front of the Benghazi Committee later next month.
I know this is a complex story. I could have — and should have — done a better job answering questions earlier. I’m grateful for your support, and I’m not taking anything for granted.
I understand that you may have more questions, and I am going to work to keep answering them. If you want to read more, including my emails themselves, please go here: