Hillary Clinton continued to dodge questions about her personal email address, asserting that her private email server would remain private.
“The server contains personal communications from my husband and me, and I believe I have met all of my responsibilities,” she said. “The server will remain private.”
She explained to reporters that the server was initially set up for former president Bill Clinton for his home office, adding that it was guarded by the Secret Service and had “numerous safeguards.”
Clinton said that she chose to work only on private email because she didn’t want to carry two email devices.
Clinton again argued that she took the steps necessary to archive her work related emails and deleted her personal emails.
“At the end, I chose not to keep my private, personal e-mails,” she said, asserting that they were about planning her daughter Chelsea’s wedding or making funeral arrangements for her mother, as well as “yoga routines” and “family vacations.”
But Clinton left many questions about her emails unanswered, effectively ignoring questions she didn’t like in favor of those that served her purposes.
“I feel that I’ve taken unprecedented steps to provide these work-related e-mails,” she explained, when she was pressed for details. “I’d be happy to have someone talk to you about the rules; I fully complied with every rule I was governed by.”
Clinton’s press conference lasted about 21 minutes before she was ushered off the stage.