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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended her use of a private email address during her tenure as the U.S.’s top diplomat, saying that it was more convenient to use one device for both her government work and personal life, though she admitted she would have done things different in retrospect.


“Looking back it would have been better to use separate phones and two separate e-mail accounts,” Clinton said following a keynote address at a Women’s Empowerment Principles event at the United Nations in New York. “I thought using one device would be simpler; obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way.”…


“The only reason to use a private email system for official government communication is to keep information from becoming public and covering your tracks,” Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein said in an email to reporters, according to The Daily Caller. “Sec. Clinton should have known that what she was doing violated the letter and spirit of the law. This isn’t a matter of poor judgment; this is a deliberate and orchestrated violation of the public trust that raises serious legal and ethical concerns.”