Hillary Clinton Jokes About Wiping Server

Some Democrats aren't laughing
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2015 4:45 AM CDT
Updated Aug 19, 2015 5:33 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton Jokes About Wiping Server
Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting yesterday in North Las Vegas, Nev.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hillary Clinton appears to be getting pretty tired of being asked about her email controversy. At a town hall in Nevada yesterday, she had what Politico describes as a "testy" exchange with reporters and insisted that the investigation into whether classified material was sent from a personal account "has nothing to do with me and it has nothing to do with the fact that my account was personal." Asked whether she had wiped her server clean before handing it over to the Justice Department, she joked: "Like with cloth or something? I don't know how it works digitally at all," the Los Angeles Times reports.

As she left, a reporter asked Clinton whether the questions were a sign that the controversy isn't going away. She responded: "Nobody talked to me about it—other than you guys." Clinton also joked about the email controversy over the weekend, and her approach to the issue has "rubbed lots of people in the party the wrong way," Chris Cillizza writes at the Washington Post. He notes that the jokes come amid a "full-scale Democratic freakout" so severe that even Al Gore's name has been mentioned, and says some Democrats suspect the problem is "not the campaign but the candidate." At the Nevada town hall, attendees told Politico that they support Clinton but worry about what the Republicans will do with the email issue if she becomes the nominee. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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