(NYTIMES) — Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized Tuesday for using a private email server while she was secretary of state, calling it a “mistake” – uttering words that many of her allies had wanted to hear from her in hopes that they would quell the controversy that has dogged her presidential candidacy for weeks.
Mrs. Clinton made the comment in an interview with David Muir of ABC News that was set to air in full Tuesday evening. The network released a clip late Tuesday afternoon.
“That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility,” Mrs. Clinton said in the interview.
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Her remarks came just a day after she told The Associated Press that she did not need to apologize, saying, “What I did was allowed.” In an interview on NBC News on Friday, Mrs. Clinton said she was “sorry” that people were confused by the issue.