Hillary Clinton this afternoon defended her use of a personal email account during her time at the State Department.

At the time, she said she opted “for convenience” in using one email account, which was allowed by the State Department. Looking back, she said it probably would have been better to use a second email account, “but at the time, this didn’t seem like an issue.”

The former secretary of state explained that a “vast majority” of emails went to government employees at government email addresses and were captured immediately in the State Department system. She said she gave 55,000 work emails to the State Department after she left office.

Now, Clinton said she “took the unprecedented step” of asking the State Department to make all work emails public.

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