- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton told an interviewer Tuesday that she regrets saying she and husband Bill Clinton were “dead broke” in 2001, but then she repeated the assertion.

“I regret it,” Mrs. Clinton told journalist Jorge Ramos in an interview to be broadcast Tuesday night. “It was inartful.”

But then Mrs. Clinton went right on to say that she and her husband were in fact dead broke when they left the White House.

“It was accurate,” she said, quickly adding, “but we are so successful and we’re so blessed by the success we’ve had and my husband has worked incredibly hard.”

Mrs. Clinton stoked a furor when she made the “dead broke” comment last month during a book tour. Mr. Ramos noted that Bloomberg has reported Mrs. Clinton has earned at least $12 million in the 16 months since she left her job as secretary of state, and Mr. Clinton has earned at least $106 million since he left the presidency.

Asked if she knows her net worth, Mrs. Clinton replied, “Within a range, yeah. I mean, we have two very nice houses which we’re very proud of and not selling anytime soon.”

“Millions?” Mr. Ramos asked.

“Yeah,” she said. “Yes, yes, indeed.”

She also said she expects “many” Democrats to run for president in 2016 and she still hasn’t decided on a bid.

“I’m not sure I’m going to run but if I do, I think competition is healthy and if people want to get in and want to be in a primary, more power to them,” she said.

Mrs. Clinton added that many candidates would be healthy for the party “depending on what they say.”

“Now if they come in and they say crazy things that’s not healthy but if they say sensible things, of course that’s healthy,” she said.

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