Bernie Sanders is walking back one of his statements from the first Democratic primary debate, expressing support for the FBI investigation into the former secretary of state’s personal server.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday, Sen. Sanders (I., Vt.) clarified his outburst during the CNN Democratic debate on Oct. 13 during which he defended Clinton on the email issues.
"The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!" Sanders shouted on the debate stage, inviting laughs and a handshake from Clinton.
"You get 12 seconds to say these things," Sanders told the Journal Wednesday. "There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly. … Let the investigation proceed unimpeded."
Sanders also knocked Clinton for flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and receiving large amounts of money from Wall Street.
"People should be suspect of candidates who receive large sums of money from Wall Street and then go out and say, ‘Trust me, I’m going to really regulate Wall Street,’" Sanders stated.
The FBI has been investigating Clinton’s personal server since the inspector general of the intelligence community determined that multiple emails held on Clinton’s system contained classified information at the time they were sent and received.
Clinton has insisted that she never knowingly sent nor received classified information on her private email, accusing Republicans of manufacturing the issue to drive down her poll numbers.