Clinton Regrets 'Uproar and Commotion' Over Her Insecure Email System

Hillary Clinton smiles.

Hillary Clinton's email excuses fell apart under public scrutiny many months ago, but that hasn't stopped her from repeating the same failed excuses over and over again on the campaign trail. When asked to explain her ever-changing email story during an editorial board interview with the Quad-City Times in Iowa yesterday, she floundered badly.

One of the board members reminded her that last summer, she described her decision to use a private, insecure email system while secretary of state as "an error in judgment," but on Monday during CNN's town hall, she refused to call her home-brew server an "error in judgment" because [as she claims] she did nothing wrong.

Hillary's answer was pretty stunning: "Well -- you know -- look, I just think it was a mistake because it's caused all this uproar and commotion."

In other words, the reason her unique email arrangement was a mistake is not that she mishandled classified information (making it easier to hack into, possibly even exposing intelligence assets on the ground) but because it got her in trouble.

The reporter from the Quad-City Times seemed a bit taken aback by this.

QUAD-CITY TIMES ED BOARD: “So it was a mistake because of the reaction”

SECRETARY CLINTON: “Yes.”

ED BOARD: “Not because it would have made sense to use a work email for work purposes?”

CLINTON: “It made sense – look, look – I know that this remains a subject of some interest, obviously. You’re asking me, they asked me last night. The facts have not changed. …”

Clinton went on to say that "it was a mistake" because she had to "go through all of this." She added, "I don't want to go through it. I don't want to put a lot of my friends through it."

Via America Rising:

Clinton had nothing to say about what intelligence operatives might have "gone through" when their covers were blown. A number of Clinton's emails contained beyond top-secret-SAP (Special Access Program) material, a classification former CIA official Charles Faddis called "the crown jewels of the American intelligence community of the United States government." As Faddis told Fox News, "If this information's compromised, we're going to suffer very serious national security damage. People are going to die, quite frankly."