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Clinton Says Being Transparent on Email Controversy


FILE - Then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton checks her mobile phone upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya, Oct. 18, 2011.

FILE - Then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton checks her mobile phone upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya, Oct. 18, 2011.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she has done all she can to be transparent over her revelations about use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.

"It is like a drip, drip, drip. That's why I said there is only so much I can control," Clinton told NBC's "Meet the Press." "I can't predict to you what the Republicans will come up with, what kind of, you know, charges or claims they might make."

Clinton compared the criticism of her use of private email, instead of a government account, to a land deal controversy that marred the presidency of her husband, Bill Clinton.

"During the `90s, I was subjected to the same kind of barrage. And it was, it seemed to be at the time, endless,'' she said.

During the interview, Clinton again called her use of a private server "a mistake."

Last week, a newly discovered email correspondence between Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus raised questions as to whether she had turned over to the government her full record of work-related email.

Clinton said Sunday that the emails were sent during a month-long transition period where she was still using a private email server. She added that she did not assist her attorneys in determining which emails to hand over.

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