Clinton slams 'inaccuracies' on emails

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump takes aim at media after 'hereby' ordering US businesses out of China Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Taylor Swift says Trump is 'gaslighting the American public' MORE on Friday panned reports that the Justice Department has been asked to investigate whether she possessed classified information on her private email server, saying they contain “inaccuracies.”

“There have been a lot of inaccuracies, as Congressman Cummings made clear this morning. Maybe the heat is getting to everybody. We all have a responsibility to get this right; I have released 55,000 pages of emails, I have said repeatedly that I will answer questions in front of the House committee,” she said during an economic speech in New York.

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“We are all accountable to the American people to get their facts right, and I will do my part, but I will also stay focused on the issues”

The new email troubles for Clinton stem from a New York Times report late Thursday night that said two inspectors general have asked Justice to determine “whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account” of Clinton.

A second report in The Wall Street Journal said that the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community told Congress that at least four emails from her server should have been classified as "secret."

The Journal added that Justice initially referred to the potential probe as criminal but has since walked that back.
 
"The Department has received a referral related to the potential compromise of classified information. It is not a criminal referral," a Department of Justice official told The Hill in a statement.

Republicans have begun to pan the latest news as contrary to Clinton’s previous assertions that she never handled any classified information on that account and indicative of a culture of secrecy and untrustworthiness.

But Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi panel, slammed the report as “the latest example in a series of inaccurate leaks to generate false front-page headlines.”