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Posted on August 20, 2015
The steady “drip, drip, drip” of the Hillary Clinton email flap — combined with aggressive spin launched this week by the Clinton campaign — creates confusion about the underlying facts. Is the email controversy a real risk for the Democratic Party front-runner? Or as her campaign suggests, is it part of another well-orchestrated attack by her Republican enemies? Here’s a rundown of 10 key issues.
1) Hillary Clinton insisted she did not send or receive classified messages. Has that changed?
At her initial press conference on the email flap in March, Clinton denied that any classified information passed through a private server she used for both her personal and official email while she served as secretary of state.
“I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material,” she said. “So, I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.”