Hillary Clinton told NBC she did not generate any of the 22 newly upgraded “top secret” emails recently withheld by the State Department and is not concerned about the contents of the messages.
“No, I did not,” she told NBC News’ Monica Alba when asked whether she personally wrote any of the emails. She waived them off as old news, according to excerpts of the conversation distributed by NBC News. “I’m really not concerned because it’s the same story that has been going on for months now, and I just don’t think most people are as concerned about that as they are about what we’re going to do to get economy going and how we’re going to protect the Affordable Care Act and everything I talk about in this campaign because that’s what Iowans, Americans talk to me about.”
The State Department on Friday announced it would withhold in full seven “top secret” email chains that passed through Clinton’s unsecured server, a total of 22 documents and 37 pages of messages. It was the first time State agreed with the intelligence community inspector general that the contents of the messages were indeed sensitive enough to merit that highest classification level. State had previously contended that the intelligence community had overclassified some of the messages.