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Clinton says she "short circuited" in email answers

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>> So I may have short-circuited->> Hillary Clinton facing the hot lights Friday, after claiming this week FBI Director James Comey, said she was truthful about her use of private email while she was Secretary of State.>> We'll try to clarify.>> On Fox News Sunday Clinton insisted, quote, Comey said my answers were truthful and what I've said is consistent with what I have told the American people.
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But as media fact checkers quickly noted, Comey had said only that Clinton did not lie to the FBI when interviewed by agents. Comey instead citing several cases where Clinton's public statements did not match up with the facts. Clinton even repeating the claim later in the week. But on Friday Clinton, who's been hounded by questions of her trustworthiness, once again trying to talk her way out of it.
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>> Now I have acknowledged repeatedly that using two e-mail accounts was a mistake and I take responsibility for that. But I do think having him say that my answers to the FBI were truthful, and then I should quickly add, what I said was consistent with what I had said publicly and that's really sort of, in my view, trying to tie both ends together.
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>> Jim Oliphant was with Clinton in Washington.>> This is something that Clinton needs to keep doing. She needs to talk to the press. She has to talk to the American public. I know the campaign would like to just keep doing events, but this kind of interaction is necessary.
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>> Coming during one of Donald Trump's worst weeks on the trail, the episode seems to not to have hurt Clinton's standing with voters, as several polls now show her holding a double digit lead over her Republican rival.