White House Squirms Trying to Defend Hillary Clinton’s Deletion of Thousands of Emails

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In Tuesday’s press conference, Hillary Clinton addressed the issue of her use of a personal email address for official State Department business.

Clinton mentioned that she deleted roughly half of the emails because she deemed them personal. She defended this action by saying that they include details of her daughter’s wedding as well as yoga poses.

During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest could not escape a barrage of questions on Clinton’s statements.

ABC’s Jon Karl asked whether the White House could affirm that Clinton only deleted personal emails and not ones that were related to official business.

Earnest said that the White House was not involved in the decision-making process and that it was left up to Clinton and her team.

"It is up to individual agencies to determine how their email records will be maintained and archived," Earnest said. "So for questions about their email habits, you can certainly consult with individual agencies about the habits of their employees."

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