STEPHANOPOULOS: But you were the only one who had exclusive use of a personal account. Secretary Powell did have a personal e-mail account as well and they were very, very clear.She has said this over and over again: "it was a mistake." Claiming something was a mistake implies some kind of wrongdoing, some kind of error, on the person confessing the mistake.
CLINTON: You know --
STEPHANOPOULOS: Go ahead.
CLINTON: Well, George, I have to tell you that -- that, you know, I -- I will say it was a mistake. I would not do it again. But I think that the rules were not clarified until after I had left and the first secretary of State to use a government email account was John Kerry, some months into his tenure. Those are the facts.
But WHAT personal error does Hillary admit to? None at all. The problem is that you, America, are over-reacting to this whole subversion of the FOIA and confidentiality protocols. It's a mistake only in the sense that other people have made it a headache for Hillary.
And nobody in the press ever pins her down on this salient point. It's maddening. They prepare the same set list of questions so she can answer them in exactly the same way.