Longtime Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia, is scolding Hillary Clinton for improper use of email while she was secretary of state. But the former DNC chair is glad Clinton is apologizing.
"I’m glad she came out yesterday and today and said it was a mistake and she shouldn’t have done it, and I agree with that," McAuliffe told the Roanoke Times in an interview.
"She shouldn’t have done it — she should have had two separate systems, as most people do."
“I think you should always have separate accounts. I have separate accounts. I carry two phones — one has my state information on it, then I have a phone for my personal,” he added. “I think it’s important that you do that. You’ve got to keep them both separated.”
The governor said he saw “nothing nefarious” in Clinton’s decision to conduct business on her personal device.
“I think it was a privacy issue for her,” he said. “But a lot of data gets moved back and forth,” he said, referring to his own experience in running the commonwealth. “You cannot co -mingle the two at any time, and we are very serious about that.”
McAuliffe was integral in Clinton's last presidential run in 2008.
Almost two years ago, Tim Miller, the then executive director of the America Rising PAC, authored a letter to look into possible favoritism from Hillary Clinton's State Department epartment to longtime Clinton associate Terry McAuliffe. The letter, addressed to the State Department, was acknowledged as having been received, but none of the information requested has ever been handed over.
In 1993, Terry McAuliffe authored a memo that would essentially turn the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House into a hotel for top campaign donors. It would "be an excellent opportunity to energize our key people for the upcoming year," McAuliffe wrote. Now McAuliffe, who is currently the governor of Virginia, is defending the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation's acceptance of foreign cash.
The office of Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia has released this statement:
"While on vacation with his family in Africa, Governor McAuliffe was thrown from a horse, which resulted in seven broken ribs. While the injury did not impair his ability to do his job and his doctors expected the injury to heal on its own, today the identified increased fluid around his lungs that will require a procedure to remove. He is begin [sic] admitted today and is expected to be back in action after 2-3 days of recovery."
Virginia senator Mark Warner claimed he did not offer a federal judgeship to the daughter of a Democratic state senator who was about to resign, but he did admit that they "brainstormed" about the idea.
There are signs that the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, previously considered a long-shot for Republicans and a safe seat for Democrats, could get interesting in the final weeks of the campaign. The incumbent, Democrat Mark Warner, has had a large lead in the polls over his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie since the beginning of the race.
This year, Virginia Republicans were divided and had an easily caricatured candidate at the top of the ticket who ran a defensive campaign and was massively outspent ... and the state still broke basically 50-50. Next year, incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner will be on the ballot.
Warrenton, Va. Ken Cuccinelli may have finally found a winning message in his bid for governor of Virginia, and not a moment too soon. With just a day before Virginians head to the polls, Cuccinelli spent Monday morning targeting his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe and other national Democrats for their support for Obamacare.
A final poll from Quinnipiac on Tuesday's gubernatorial race in Virginia shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli. Forty-six percent of likely Virginia voters say they will vote for McAuliffe, according to the poll, while 40 percent say they'll vote for Cuccinelli. Eight percent say they will vote for the Libertarian party candidate, Robert Sarvis. Here's more from Quinnipiac: