Speaking at a Syracuse University journalism prize ceremony yesterday evening, embattled Democrat presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton opted to make jokes about a private e-mail scandal that several have suggested ran afoul of the law.
Clinton joked about her relationship with the media, then suggested that she was willing to turn the page.
“I am all about new beginnings,” she said. “A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new email account.”
The former Secretary of State continued by declaring there would be “no more secrecy” between her and the press.
She then quipped, “After all, what good did that do for me?”
Just weeks before Clinton is set to make her 2016 presidential candidacy official, she appeared at dinner honoring longtime Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, the winner of the Robin Toner Prize, an award from Syracuse University for political reporters.
“An evening with a room full of political reporters,” Clinton quipped after taking the stage, “I thought to myself, what could possibly go wrong?” In an understatement, she added, “My relationship with the press has been at times, shall we say, complicated.”
“I am all about new beginnings,” she said. “A new grandchild. A new hairstyle. A new email account. A new relationship with the press,” she added. “No more secrecy, no more zone of privacy … After all what good did that do for me?”
Recently, political commentator Charles Krauthammer explained that because Clinton did not sign a State Department form indicating that she turned over all classified or administratively controlled materials, that she committed a felony.
The Time report indicates, unsurprisingly, that the ‘journalist-heavy crowd’ gave Clinton a standing ovation for her speech.