Hillary Clinton ‘100 percent confident’ FBI won’t find wrongdoing

Hillary Clinton ‘100 percent confident’ FBI won’t find wrongdoing–47gh.,b43

Hillary Clinton said Thursday she’s “absolutely” certain the controversy over her personal email server when she helmed the State Department won’t blow up her presidential campaign and “100 percent confident” the FBI probe would find no wrongdoing. Speaking at Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate, Clinton blamed Republicans for seeking to gin up controversy, likening the email controversy to the GOP’s investigation around her response to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.

“Before the emails it was Benghazi and the Republicans were stirring up so much controversy over that, and I testified for 11 hours and answered their questions,” Clinton said. “They basically said ‘yeah we didn’t get her, we tried, that was all a political ploy.’ ” Clinton pointed to a revelation today that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also used personal email accounts. Clinton insisted that she never sent or received classified information, and that the real issue was that information received is often designated as classified retroactively.

“I never sent or received any classified material, they are retroactively classifying it,’” she said. “I agree completely with Secretary Powell who said today this is an absurdity. I think the American people will know it’s an absurdity, and I have absolutely no concerns about it whatsoever.” The FBI is investigating Clinton’s unconventional email server and use of a personal email account, and some Republicans are speculating it will lead to an indictment.

Clinton said there’s no chance of that happening. “I am 100 percent confident, this is a security review requested and carried out that will be resolved,” she said. “But I have to add, if there’s a security review about me, there will have to be security reviews for a lot of other people including Republican officeholders because we have this absurd situation of retroactive classifications, honest to goodness, this just beggars the imagination.”

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Wall Street is trying to sink her campaign because it fears what her administration would mean for the banking industry.  Speaking at MSNBC’s Democratic presidential forum, Clinton claimed to be under attack from the banking titans she’s been accused of being too cozy with.

Clinton has been under fire for accepting six-figure payments for speeches given to Goldman Sachs.  She said those payments will not have an impact on her decision-making, and said that even President Obama accepted cash from Wall Street before signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law because “he’s a responsible person.”

Clinton claimed she was banging the drum to rein in Wall Street long before the economy tanked in 2007.  “I think the best evidence that the Wall Street people at least know where I stand and where I’ve always stood, is because they’re trying to beat me in this primary,” she said.

“Wall Street is perhaps the most powerful economic and political force in this country,” he said. “You have companies like Goldman Sachs who just recently paid a settlement, a fine, to the federal government of $5 billion for defrauding investors. Goldman Sachs was one of those companies whose illegal activity helped destroy our economy and ruin the lives of millions of Americans.”  Clinton sought to stake out the left against Sanders, claiming he’s “too narrowly focused” in his attacks against the big banks and that his plan for a new Glass-Steagall Act doesn’t go as far as her plan does.

The senator shot back that his plan has been endorsed by progressive icon Elizabeth Warren.

source–the hill, johathan esley,


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