Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report McCaskill: 'Hypocrisy' for GOP to target Biden nominee's tweets after Trump Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate MORE on Thursday squared off with a town hall questioner over her past scandals, urging the audience member to “go back and read the history.”
 
During the New Hampshire event, the former secretary of State was confronted by a question about her issues reaching back from the 1990s to this year.
 
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“You said earlier that you wanted to end corruption, but how can you do that after the Whitewater scandals, Benghazi and deleted emails?” a questioner asked, drawing perturbed groans from the crowd.
 
Clinton attributed the scandals to partisans trying to dig up dirt on her family and said her 2000 election to the Senate showed that the Whitewater scandal had been fully vetted.
 
“I wish you’d go back and read the history of the 1990s, because clearly there were unfortunately a lot of partisans who thought that the best way to work with my husband’s administration was through attacks of all kinds, all of which washed out,” she said. 
 
“I was elected to the Senate in New York in 2000, and New York is a pretty tough place to run for office from,” she added.
 
“And I advise you to go back and read my 11 hours of testimony [to the House Select Committee on Benghazi]. I hope you enjoy it.”
 
A spokesman for the Republican National Committee (RNC) said the question is evidence that the American people do not trust Clinton.
 
“Hillary Clinton’s trust deficit with the American people caught up with her again today, and she refused to give voters a straight answer about the FBI investigation into her secret email server or any of her other scandals,” RNC spokesman Michael Short said in a statement Thursday.
 
The FBI is investigating whether Clinton transmitted classified information over a private email server she held while secretary of State. She has denied any wrongdoing.