Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE on Monday night conceded she should have apologized sooner for the handling of her private email server while she was serving as secretary of State, saying she should have responded faster.

"I had no intention of doing anything other than having a convenient way of communicating and it turned out to be not so convenient," the Democratic presidential front-runner said at CNN’s Democratic town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.
"So again we've answered every question and we will continue to do so. But maybe being faster — trying to scramble around to find out what all of this means — I probably should have done that quicker," she continued.
Clinton wouldn't go as far to say it was an error of judgment, arguing that "nothing that I did was wrong" and that it "was not in any way prohibited."
But she defended the timeliness of her response: "When you're facing something like that, you got to get the facts and it takes time to get the facts."
"But I think it's great. Let people sort them through, and as we've seen, there's a lot of interest, but something that took time to get done," Clinton added.

The forum is one last chance for the Democratic candidates to deliver their final pitches to voters in the Hawkeye State one week ahead of the caucuses.

Recent polls show rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE has closed the gap in Iowa and surpasses Clinton in New Hampshire.