The former Secretary of State appears to still be the number one choice in the state which hosts the first caucus, if reactions towards presence on Friday at Iowa’s Democratic Wing Ding are to be considered. This comes against the backdrop of her main contender, Vemont senator Bernie Sanders, gaining significant ground in polls against her.
Clinton was the evening’s first speaker at the event which saw four out of the five major Democratic hopefuls present, as former Virginia senator Jim Webb declined to participate. She poked sarcastic remarks at the host of Republican hopefuls and poll leader Donald Trump by implying that, despite the attention being racked up by the billionaire’s flamboyant nature, his adversaries promote the same types of policies while showing more restraint.
The former First Lady dug into what is one her main points in her presidential bid, women’s health rights, slamming top republican candidates for disregarding this area; especially criticizing senator Marco Rubio for wanting to deny rape and incest victims abortion rights, and the general republican vibe against Planned Parenthood.
Going through external policies, where she declared her support for the Iran nuclear agreement, and also aligning her solidarity with the new African American rights movement grown out of incidents such as Ferguson or Baltimore, the speech’s most sensible point was her addressing the ongoing email controversy.
Clinton did not avoid the subject and stated that the ongoing investigation is nothing more than a “political witch hunt” aimed at her the Republican congressional majority. She clearly stated her intention not be dragged down by these provocations and to tackle them head on and in an aggressive manner.
Hillary Clinton is accused of violating US State Department procedures because she used personal email accounts during her time as Secretary of State, which she stored onto a private email server she is accused of having wiped at least one time. This meant that official White House communications involving Clinton were not archived as recordkeeping regulations state they should, leading to suspicions of sensitive and potentially harmful information to her position being erased.
On Tuesday, Clinton agreed to hand over the personal e-mail server for verification to the US Department of Justice, maintaining her stance that she was not in breach of any set regulations. An FBI investigation was immediately open to find out what possibility there was of classified White House information being compromised.
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