Hillary Clinton broke her silence Tuesday about emails she sent on a personal account while secretary of state. She spoke at the United Nations in New York.
Clinton was pounded with questions by reporters at a press conference over these missing emails from her years as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.
In short, she said that she used a private email account because it was more convenient than carrying two Blackberries.
Clinton said there were 60,000 emails from that period. She turned over the half of that she determined were work-related to the State Department that were work-related.She said she deleted all the ones that she decided were personal.
"Looking back, it would have been smarter to have used two devices," said Clinton. "But I have absolute confidence that any email that is any way connected to work is in the possession of the State Department."
She said the emails were on a private server set up at the Clintons' house in New York, which is guarded by Secret Service.
"The server contains personal communications from my husband and me. And I believe I have met all of my responsibilities," said Clinton. "The server will remain private."
After Clinton's press conference, the chairman of the select committee on Benghazi -- Congressman Trey Gowdy -- said she has raised even more questions. He is going to call her to testify at least twice.
Gowdy also said in a statement, "I see no choice but for Secretary Clinton to turn her server over to a neutral, detached third-party arbiter who can determine which documents should be public and which should remain private."
I worked at the State Department ten years ago for both Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. I was the deputy press secretary, which meant I handled the media for the secretaries.
I don't remember receiving any emails from Secretary Rice at that time. I received emails from Secretary Powell from his private account. This was before there was any policy on using government email accounts.