Hillary Clinton defended the latest developments in her email scandal on Sunday morning, stating that she had minimal involvement in any of the process.
As Clinton laughingly brushed off the "ridiculous" "conspiracy theories" surrounding the controversy, she explained that she wanted the process to be as transparent as possible. But, when "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Clinton if she could reassure Democrats that there were no further issues to come out of the federal investigation, she could not.
"Well, it is like a drip, drip, drip. And that's why I said, there's only so much that I can control," Clinton said of the investigation, adding "I can't predict to you what the Republicans will come up with, what kind of, you know, charges or claims they might make. I have no control over that."
The former secretary of state claimed that she didn't participate at all in the review of the emails in order to make the process as streamlined as possible. Thus she cannot be blamed for the recent discovery of undisclosed emails, she argued.
Even though Clinton said she didn't begin using her private email server until March of 2009, recently discovered emails from January of that year prove otherwise. When Todd asked Clinton why she did not disclose this information, the Democratic front-runner once again pleaded ignorance.
"It was already there. It had been there for years. It is the system that my husband's personal office used when he got out of the White House. And so it was sitting there in the basement. It was not any trouble at all," Clinton said of her server. "I can't control the technical aspects of it. I'm not by any means a technical expert. I relied on people who were."
"There was a transition period," she said. "You know, I wasn't that focused on my email account, to be clear here."
Clinton's email scandal has led to her falling dramatically in the polls. In June she led Bernie Sanders by 60 points, but today she leads him by just 15, according to the latest NBC/WSJ poll.
"Hillary Clinton continues to mislead the American people about her email scandal because the facts are not on her side," RNC spokesperson Michael Short said following Clinton's interview. "Not only did Hillary Clinton withhold emails she certified were turned over, she continues to perpetuate falsehoods about being transparent when the server itself was an exercise in skirting public records laws. The fact she is now blaming a 'conspiracy theory' for her sinking poll numbers shows how desperate she has become."