Hillary Clinton spoke on women's rights at the United Nations on Tuesday
afternoon, and then moved on to something the media actually cares about: a
press conference addressing her use of a private email account during her time
as secretary of state. Though some reporters whined extensively about a
difficult U.N. press credentialing process, plenty of media made it in.
Clinton opened by discussing her speech's topic of gender equality, making the
disappointment of reporters in attendance palpable. "This remains the great
unfinished business of the 21st century," she said, before moving to brief
comments on open letter from Senate Republicans to Iran, calling the letter
"out of step with the best traditions of American leadership."
Only then did she move on to the topic of her emails. First, she said, "When I
got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal
account, which was allowed ... looking back, it would have been better had I
used a second email account and carried a second phone."
"The vast majority of my emails went to government employees" at government
email addresses, so they were immediately logged in the system and ...