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Hillary Clinton Responds To Chris Christie's Comment That She Should Be Prosecuted

| by Sean Kelly
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On Thursday, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton laughed off the notion that she could be prosecuted for her controversial use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. 

Clinton dismissed the possibility of prosecution during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer following criticism from Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

“Hillary Clinton is not above the law,” Christie said to Fox News host Steve Doocy, adding that he believes there are “real, real serious questions that need to be investigated and ultimately prosecuted, I think, regarding her handling of classified information.”

“This is overheated rhetoric, baseless charges, trying to somehow gain a footing in the debate and in the primary, and it really doesn't deserve any comment,” Clinton said when asked to respond to Christie’s comments. 

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The former Secretary of State recently apologized for using her personal email to conduct government business, as opposed to having a government account — an apology that came five months after the scandal began.

“I was trying to explain what had happened, and obviously it was clear that I should have used two different email accounts,” she said. “And I've said that was a mistake, I'm sorry, I've taken responsibility."

Sources: CNN, Daily Caller

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