Clinton On ‘Top Secret’ Emails: People Are ‘Selectively Leaking’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN on Monday morning that rumors about the FBI readying to take legal action against her are coming from people “selectively leaking” information and are not based in fact.

“New Day” host Alisyn Camerota asked Clinton what she made of media reports that “something does seem to be happening” with the FBI investigation into the security of the private email server she used to conduct business during her tenure as secretary of state under President Obama.

“It means people are selectively leaking and making comments that have no basis in anything I’m aware of,” Clinton said.

“And, you know, I regret that seems to be part of the atmosphere,” she added. “Because we need to let this inquiry run its course, get it resolved.”

The State Department also announced Friday that it would not release 22 of Clinton’s emails because they contained material designated “top secret.” Clinton characterized the email flap as a “dispute about retroactive classification” and reiterated that she never sent or received classified material on her private email account.

“There is nothing new and I think the facts are quite helpful here,” Clinton told CNN. “It’s a little bit like what the Republicans and others have tried to do with respect to Benghazi. Just a lot of innuendo, a lot of attacks. I just know that after I testified for 11 hours, answered every question, nothing new came up.”

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