Number two, Michelle Obama. I’ve gotten to see the commercials that they did on you. And I’ve got to see some of the most vicious commercials I’ve ever seen of Michelle Obama talking about you, Hillary. So, you talk about friend? Go back and take a look at those commercials, a race where you lost fair and square, unlike the Bernie Sanders race, where you won, but not fair and square, in my opinion. And all you have to do is take a look at WikiLeaks and just see what they say about Bernie Sanders and see what Deborah Wasserman Schultz had in mind, because Bernie Sanders, between super-delegates and Deborah Wasserman Schultz, he never had a chance. And I was so surprised to see him sign on with the devil.
But when you talk about apology, I think the one that you should really be apologizing for and the thing that you should be apologizing for are the 33,000 e-mails that you deleted, and that you acid washed, and then the two boxes of e-mails and other things last week that were taken from an office and are now missing. And I’ll tell you what. I didn’t think I’d say this, but I’m going to say it, and I hate to say it. But if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it, and we’re going to have a special prosecutor.
When I speak, I go out and speak, the people of this country are furious. In my opinion, the people that have been long-term workers at the FBI are furious. There has never been anything like this, where e-mails — and you get a subpoena, you get a subpoena, and after getting the subpoena, you delete 33,000 e-mails, and then you acid wash them or bleach them, as you would say, very expensive process. So we’re going to get a special prosecutor, and we’re going to look into it, because you know what? People have been — their lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you’ve done. And it’s a disgrace. And honestly, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Martha Raddatz: Secretary Clinton, I want to follow up on that. I’m going to let you talk about e-mails.
Hillary Clinton: … because everything he just said is absolutely false, but I’m not surprised.
Donald Trump: Oh, really?
Hillary Clinton: In the first debate…
Martha Raddatz: And really, the audience needs to calm down here.
Hillary Clinton: … I told people that it would be impossible to be fact-checking Donald all the time. I’d never get to talk about anything I want to do and how we’re going to really make lives better for people. So, once again, go to HillaryClinton.com. We have literally Trump — you can fact check him in real time. Last time at the first debate, we had millions of people fact checking, so I expect we’ll have millions more fact checking, because, you know, it is — it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.
Donald Trump: Because you’d be in jail.
Martha Raddatz: Secretary Clinton…
Anderson Cooper: We want to remind the audience to please not talk out loud. Please do not applaud. You’re just wasting time.
Martha Raddatz: And, Secretary Clinton, I do want to follow up on e- mails. You’ve said your handing of your e-mails was a mistake. You disagreed with FBI Director James Comey, calling your handling of classified information, quote, “extremely careless.” The FBI said that there were 110 classified e-mails that were exchanged, eight of which were top secret, and that it was possible hostile actors did gain access to those e-mails. You don’t call that extremely careless?
Hillary Clinton: Well, Martha, first, let me say — and I’ve said before, but I’ll repeat it, because I want everyone to hear it — that was a mistake, and I take responsibility for using a personal e-mail account. Obviously, if I were to do it over again, I would not. I’m not making any excuses. It was a mistake. And I am very sorry about that.
But I think it’s also important to point out where there are some misleading accusations from critics and others. After a year-long investigation, there is no evidence that anyone hacked the server I was using and there is no evidence that anyone can point to at all — anyone who says otherwise has no basis — that any classified material ended up in the wrong hands. I take classified materials very seriously and always have. When I was on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I was privy to a lot of classified material. Obviously, as secretary of state, I had some of the most important secrets that we possess, such as going after bin Laden. So I am very committed to taking classified information seriously. And as I said, there is no evidence that any classified information ended up in the wrong hands.
Martha Raddatz: OK, we’re going to move on.
Donald Trump: And yet she didn’t know the word — the letter C on a document. Right? She didn’t even know what that word — what that letter meant. You know, it’s amazing. I’m watching Hillary go over facts. And she’s going after fact after fact, and she’s lying again, because she said she — you know, what she did with the e-mail was fine. You think it was fine to delete 33,000 e-mails? I don’t think so.
She said the 33,000 e-mails had to do with her daughter’s wedding, number one, and a yoga class. Well, maybe we’ll give three or three or four or five or something. 33,000 e-mails deleted, and now she’s saying there wasn’t anything wrong. And more importantly, that was after getting a subpoena. That wasn’t before. That was after. She got it from the United States Congress. And I’ll be honest, I am so disappointed in congressmen, including Republicans, for allowing this to happen.
Our Justice Department, where our husband goes on to the back of a airplane for 39 minutes, talks to the attorney general days before a ruling is going to be made on her case. But for you to say that there was nothing wrong with you deleting 39,000 e-mails, again, you should be ashamed of yourself. What you did — and this is after getting a subpoena from the United States Congress.
Anderson Cooper: We have to move on.
Donald Trump: You did that. Wait a minute. One second.
Anderson Cooper: Secretary Clinton, you can respond, and then we got to move on.
Martha Raddatz: We want to give the audience a chance.
Donald Trump: If you did that in the private sector, you’d be put in jail, let alone after getting a subpoena from the United States Congress.
Anderson Cooper: Secretary Clinton, you can respond. Then we have to move on to an audience question.
Hillary Clinton: Look, it’s just not true. And so please, go to…
Donald Trump: Oh, you didn’t delete them?
Anderson Cooper: Allow her to respond, please.
Hillary Clinton: It was personal e-mails, not official.
Donald Trump: Oh, 33,000? Yeah.
Hillary Clinton: Not — well, we turned over 35,000, so…
Donald Trump: Oh, yeah. What about the other 15,000?
Anderson Cooper: Please allow her to respond. She didn’t talk while you talked.
Hillary Clinton: Yes, that’s true, I didn’t.
Donald Trump: Because you have nothing to say.
Hillary Clinton: I didn’t in the first debate, and I’m going to try not to in this debate, because I’d like to get to the questions that the people have brought here tonight to talk to us about.