Presumed 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stormed back onto America's political stage, seeking to quell concerns she used private email while secretary of state but acknowledging it was not the "smarter" optionç SİA informs citing thüe France 24.
In her first public comments since the controversy erupted last week, Clinton said she exclusively used a personal email account as a "matter of convenience," and insisted that the private server she used suffered no security breaches.
She also said "no classified material" was divulged in the emails, while promising she had turned over all work communications to the State Department.
But of the 63,320 emails Clinton sent and received during her four years as top diplomat, she defiantly said about 30,000 of them were personal, private records -- such as those planning her daughter's wedding and "yoga routines" -- and had been deleted.
And in a move not calculated to silence her critics, she said the Clinton family server on which all her emails were stored would not be turned over to the government or an independent commission.
Clinton, mindful of how several Republican lawmakers have questioned her actions, said she had taken "unprecedented" steps to comply with the law requiring official records be kept.
"Looking back, it might have been smarter" to use two separate phones and email accounts, Clinton told reporters after speaking at a United Nations women's conference.