Watch How Clinton Responds When Asked to Reassure Voters Email Scandal Won’t ‘Blow Up’ Campaign

Hillary Clinton said at Thursday’s Democratic debate that she could “absolutely” assure voters the investigation into her use of a personal email server as secretary of state would not “blow up” her campaign.

“Before it was emails, it was Benghazi,” Clinton said. “And the Republicans were stirring up so much controversy about that and I testified for 11 hours, answered the questions, and they basically said, ‘Yep, didn’t get her. That was all a political ploy.'”

Clinton added, “I never sent or received any classified material. They are retroactively classifying it. … I have absolutely no concerns about it whatsoever.”

Moderator Chuck Todd pressed her.

“There is an open FBI investigation into this matter about how you may have handled classified material,” he said. “Are you 100 percent confident that nothing is going to come of this investigation?”

“I am 100 percent confident,” Clinton replied. “This is as security review that was requested, it is being carried out and it will be resolved.”

Follow the author of this story on Twitter and Facebook:

154 Comments