“I didn’t hear a more open or transparent Hillary Clinton,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar said regarding her interview of the former Secretary of State, which touched on her unprecedented email arrangement. “[E]ven Democrats will say that’s a self-inflicted wound, that she was using her personal email account only, a personal server, that she turned over emails that she chose to, but ultimately wiped her server[.]”

This echoed what Keilar’s fellow journalist at CNN, John King, said a little over a week ago: Secretary Clinton “has only herself to blame.”

Indeed, Secretary Clinton’s false claims in yesterday’s CNN interview – some new, some repeated – earned fact checks from The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, while more reporters and journalists agreed that her evasions and obfuscations left critical questions unanswered:

  • Carl Bernstein: “[T]here are many self-inflicted wounds because she very often wants to cut a corner on the whole truth. She very often obfuscates.”
  • Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin: “Some of what she says is sort of maybe technically true … but it evades a lot of the issues that people are concerned about, including whether she did turn everything over[.]”
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: “I thought it was more defensive this time than it was during her initial email press conference. … She showed no remorse, no regret, where in the initial press conference she said, ‘you know what, maybe I should have done it differently.’ None of that was in this one. Very defiant.”
  • The New York TimesMaggie Haberman: “The emails, she was very defensive answering questions about that. … She had one line at one point where she said, ‘I didn’t have to turn over anything’ … That’s not a great answer to that question considering that she was using a private email for government-related business.”
  • BBC’s Katty Kay: “There is something about the way when she is asked a question, she visibly doesn’t like being pushed or pushed for transparency. I thought that was the weakest part of the interview last night is the manner in which she answered the questions.”
  • The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove: “Clinton once again trotted out her creakily baroque defense of the private email server she used as secretary of state (in apparent contravention of Obama administration regulations), and the massive deletions she ordered upon leaving office.”
  • MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “It’s not true that everything she did was acceptable under regulations. It’s not true that she only had one device, and you can go down the list. … A lot of things she’s saying are just not true.”

Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) also responded to Clinton, saying that despite what she asserted, she “had a statutory duty to preserve records from her time in office, she had a legal duty to cooperate and tell the truth with congressional investigators requesting her records, and she was personally subpoenaed the moment the Benghazi Committee became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server[.]”

And today, the Committee released its March 4, 2015, subpoena of Clinton, proving she did not tell the truth when she said “I've never had a subpoena”: