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I fully complied with every rule“.

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended her use of a private email account as secretary of state, saying she had done so as a matter of convenience and has since turned over all work-related correspondence to the State Department. But she acknowledged removing personal emails like “yoga routines” and planning her daughter Chelsea’s wedding and her mother’s funeral. She insisted her email server would remain private.

“The server contains personal communications from my husband and me and I believe I have met all my responsibilities. The server will remain private. I think the State Department will be able over time to release all the records that was provided,” Clinton said.

She added it would probably have been “smarter” to keep a separate work-related account.

The former first lady and New York senator addressed dozens of reporters and cameras after speaking at an event at the United Nations, more than a week after The New York Times reported that Clinton had used a private email account, rather than an official government account, to conduct State Department business. The Associated Press followed up with a story tracing the private email server to Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York. The revelations drew immediate criticism from Republicans who openly questioned what Clinton was trying to hide. Other critics, including some Democrats, questioned whether the practice had posed a security risk.

Clinton was adamant she had acted within the scope of government rules when asked why the public should believe that she hadn’t deleted work-related correspondence from her email. She cast herself as no different from any other government employee.

“The federal employee, the individual, whether they have one device, two devices, three devices, how many addresses, they make the decision,” she said. “Even if you have a work-related device with a work-related account, you choose what goes on that. You trust and count on the judgment of thousands, millions of people to make that decision. I went above and beyond what I was requested to do.”

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