Clinton, Asked Again About Email Scandal, Claims 'There's Nothing to It’

April 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton said that there was "nothing to" her use of a private server to transmit classified information as Secretary of State Tuesday, despite an ongoing FBI investigation into the matter.

"There's nothing to it," Clinton said in an interview on The View. She added that she was "sure" she would be able to put the scandal behind her and promised to continue being transparent.

"I am going to be very, very open as I have been since last summer," she said.

Clinton claimed that she handed over "all" work-related e-mails to the State Department last December, and said she withheld personal emails that dealt with things like yoga. Since that time, the Defense Department and conservative watchdog Judicial Watch have found work-related emails that Clinton did not submit to the State Department.

Clinton then told the ladies of The View that her use of a personal email was allowed and echoed her claim from the March 9 Democratic debate.

"There was nothing prohibiting it. It was permitted to use personal email," Clinton said.

Despite her repeated claim that it was not prohibited to use a personal email, the FBI, State Department Inspector General, Intelligence Community Inspector General, the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the House Select Committee on Benghazi are probing Clinton's use of a home-brew server.

Clinton has maintained that she did not send any emails that were marked classified at the time they originated on the server, though the State Department has since found 22 emails containing Top Secret information.