Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said voters should trust her and defended her use of a private email server while secretary of state, saying she “went above and beyond” disclosing all work-related correspondence.
“People should and do trust me. And I have every confidence that that will be the outcome of this election,” Clinton told CNN.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner has had to defend herself over a number of controversies since declaring her candidacy in April, including the discovery of her personal server and donations to her family’s foundation while she served in the Obama administration.
A recent Quinnipiac poll of key states found a majority of voters said Clinton is not honest and trustworthy.
The former first lady said political opponents have been attacking her trustworthiness since her husband, former President Bill Clinton, first ran for president more than two decades ago.
“This has been a theme that has been used against me and my husband for many, many years. And at the end of the day, I think voters sort it all out,” she said.
Clinton has continued to be scrutinized for her use of a personal email address while serving as secretary of state. She has turned over 55,000 pages of emails sent from her private server to the State Department. Thousands of others, however, Clinton and her aides deemed personal and have been deleted.
“I turned over everything I was obligated to turn over. And then I moved on,” Clinton said. “People delete their personal emails, their work-related emails, whatever emails they have on a regular basis. I turned over everything that I could imagine.”
Clinton said using the personal server is not against the law and that previous Cabinet officials have done the same thing.
“I want people to understand what the truth is,” she said. “And the truth is everything I did was permitted and I went above and beyond what anybody could have expected in making sure that if the State Department didn't capture something, I made a real effort to get it to them.”