- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sen. Bernard Sanders sprung to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s defense Tuesday, saying she shouldn’t have to answer any more questions about her unique email arrangement that has landed her under FBI investigation.

“The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” he said, pleading with voters to move on to issues of income inequality.

Mrs. Clinton, while not offering an apology, said she did make “a mistake” in using a non-State.gov email account to conduct official business.

“I have been as transparent as I know to be, turning over 55,000 pages of my emails, asking that they be made public,” she said.

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said her credibility has been dented, and that matters for someone seeking to be the world leader. But he stood alone, as the rest of the field dismissed it as a controversy.

Mrs. Clinton thanked Mr. Sanders, with whom she’d sparred over guns and the extent of commitment to income inequality.

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“Thank you, Bernie,” she said, as the two beamed and shook hands.

• Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

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