Hillary Clinton acknowledged that she was wrong to use a private email system that was not approved by the State Department but only because of “what it has generated” in terms of her declining trustworthiness ratings.
“Do you think it became a controversy because it fed the trust issue?” PBS host Charlie Rose asked the former secretary of state during an interview on Monday.
“I’m sure it didn’t help. Yes, I’m sure it didn’t help,” Clinton told Rose, admitting for the first time that the email scandal has hurt her politically.
“It was wrong because look at what it has generated,” she added.
Clinton clearly faces a trust deficit because of her email practices and the perception that she has lied to cover them up, most polls show.