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Many voters say Clinton lied about emails: Poll

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Many Americans believe that former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has lied about her controversial private emails, a new poll shows.

Press TV (Iran)

Fifty-eight percent of voters say that Clinton “knowingly lied” last March when she said her personal email server did not contain any classified information, according to a Fox News poll released on Friday.

Another 33 percent say that there is “another explanation” for internal government investigators, who determined secret info was in fact on Clinton’s server.

About 54 percent, as opposed to 37 percent, said that Clinton has put US national security at risk by using a private email server.

Inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies have called for a criminal investigation following their assessment in a June 29 memo that Clinton’s private server contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.”

Clinton’s use of a private email server potentially put thousands of pages of State Department correspondence at risk, but it also shielded her emails from congressional and Freedom of Information Act requests.

The Fox News poll finds that 27 percent, among Democrats, believe that Clinton lied and 29 percent say her actions endangered the country.

Among Republicans, 87 percent say Clinton told a falsehood and 81 percent say her use of the private server posed a security threat.

On Tuesday, Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill said that she “pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry.”

“She directed her team to give her email server that was used during her tenure as Secretary to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department,” Merrill said in a statement provided to congressional newspaper The Hill.

Clinton has for long denied handling classified information on her private account when she served as the nation’s top diplomat.

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