CBS News: Hillary Clinton To Address Email Scandal « CBS DC


NEW YORK (CBSDC/AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will address her email practices at the State Department following a week of scrutiny and few signs that it will go away.

CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reports that Clinton will address the controversy Tuesday following her speech at the United Nations.

The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate ignored the issue at a forum Monday while fellow Democrats urged her to speak out — and predicted she would — about her decision to conduct business while secretary of state in a private email account. Republicans are ramping up their attention on the issue.

At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama indeed knew she was using a non-government account during her tenure. Obama had indicated earlier that he only learned of that from recent news reports.

Earnest said the president actually learned from those news reports of Clinton’s privately run email server, but was familiar with her private account earlier because the two had exchanged emails when she was in office. Obama did not know at the time that she was using private email exclusively, Earnest said.

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