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Enough is Enough': Feinstein Unequivocally Defends Clinton, Urges Media to Drop Email Controversy


"Let's get to the major problems facing this nation."

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) once again urged critics of Hillary Clinton to drop the discussion surrounding the former secretary of state’s email controversy and instead focus on the “major problems” the country’s next president will have to address.

"This goes on and on and on. We're reaching the final stages of a primary," Feinstein said on ABC's "This Week" in an interview that aired Sunday.

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"Hillary Clinton is going to win this primary. I say enough is enough. Let's get to the major problems facing this nation,” the Democratic leader said, adding later, “I don't believe she was trying to hide anything."

Last week an internal watchdog released a report to Capitol Hill that stated Clinton and her senior aides didn't comply with the State Department's policies for record keeping. According to the report, Clinton never requested permission to use a personal email server, and it "would not" have been approved because of "the security risks in doing so."

"I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life," Feinstein, who endorsed Clinton, said on “This Week.” "She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her emails."

She also stressed that from what she can see, the front-runner hasn't broken any law.

"I read all 42 pages of the report. The conclusion of the report does not say that. What it says is that the department does not handle these electronic platform operations well and needs to do better," Feinstein said.

Feinstein also noted that Clinton herself has acknowledged her mistake and would have done things differently a second time around.

“I mean, what do people want?" Feinstein asked, adding later, "Having said that, it is what it is and, you know, I don't think we should make a federal case over it."


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