Republican chairman skeptical of Clinton email explanation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are making it clear that the issue of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email is not one that will fade soon.

Clinton today conceded that it was a mistake for her to have exclusively used private email as secretary of state. But she rejected accusations that she had created a security risk or violated the law. And she defended getting rid of tens of thousands of emails that she said were strictly personal.

The Republican Party’s leading presidential prospects had no immediate response. But the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus), blasted Clinton’s comments as “completely disingenuous.”

Priebus said, “No one but Hillary Clinton knows if she handed over every relevant email.”

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The Republican who heads the House panel looking into the deaths of four Americans in Libya in 2012 says he plans to call Clinton to testify at least twice. He says it will take one appearance to clear up the controversy over the emails. Trey Gowdy says today’s news conference by Clinton left him with “more questions than answers.”

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220-c-22-(Mark Smith, AP White House correspondent)-“three other Americans”-AP White House Correspondent Mark Smith reports a House committee chairman is saying he plans to call Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify about her emails. (10 Mar 2015)

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193-a-14-(Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at news conference)-“find in in-boxes”-Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she decided to destroy the emails that she didn’t turn over to the State Department — ones that were purely personal. (10 Mar 2015)

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214-a-07-(Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at news conference)-“had done it”-Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the reason she used only a non-governmental email account was to avoid having to deal with separate devices and accounts for official and personal correspondence. (10 Mar 2015)

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APPHOTO UNSW120: Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of “convenience.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (10 Mar 2015)

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