Bill Clinton didn’t think Hillary should have apologized for her private email server

Bill Clinton didn’t think Hillary should have apologized for her private email server
Credit: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

[Ed. – Of course not. It’s not the Clinton way.]

It’s probably not a shock that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to apologize for her private email server — although she finally did on Tuesday — but it might be a little curious to hear that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was staunchly against the idea of her apologizing, too.

The Clintons apparently both agreed that an apology would legitimize the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server while she was serving as secretary of state (Clinton, for her part, has said that her actions were fully within the law). The New York Times reports that while at first her staffers agreed an apology wasn’t necessary, the increasing rumblings of disapproval eventually made the lack of an apology look bad. But Bill apparently disagreed:

Frustrations came to a head during Mrs. Clinton’s late August vacation in the Hamptons, where she and former President Bill Clinton took walks on the beach, socialized, and raised money for her campaign.

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