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Clinton: I’m the ‘most transparent public official in modern times’

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Hillary Clinton says she’s the “most transparent” public official of modern times, slamming critics of her email practices in a new interview.

“I said, ‘make them all public,’” she said of her State Department emails on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday. “I’ve been the most transparent public official in modern times as far as I know.

{mosads}“When that process is undertaken, these other agencies get to weigh in and say, ‘hey, wait a minute, I don’t think that should come out now,’ whether or not the State Department or some other agency agrees,” she added. “That is par the course. Now, whether or not it should be is a whole separate issue.

“It doesn’t change in any way. Nothing was marked classified and you know, that is just a fact. And it’s, I think, one that bears repeating,” Clinton said.

The Dem front-runner sought to reassure voters worried about the FBI investigation into her personal email server.

“This is the same security review that has been going on since last spring,” she said. “I’m happy that everybody has been cooperating and giving information because I think that will finally end this and show that only appropriate steps were taken.

“I know that the Republicans are engaging in some wishful thinking, but this is not something that people should be worried about,” she added.

Clinton’s comments come after reports Wednesday that the Justice Department had granted immunity to a former State Department staffer who had helped set up Clinton’s personal server.

Bryan Pagliano has agreed to work with the FBI in exchange for not facing any possible criminal charges.

Critics say Clinton’s use of a private email server may have jeopardized sensitive national intelligence, potentially exposing it to hackers and bad actors overseas.

Clinton has repeatedly denied she violated the law.

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