Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the scandal that's erupted over her private email account that she kept during her tenure at the State Department, and it will likely happen in the form of a press conference in the next several days, sources close to Clinton told Politico.
The New York Times recently reported that Clinton used her personal email account for official State Department business, which may be a violation
of federal record-keeping rules.
Democratic lawmakers have called on Clinton to address the scandal, including California Sen. Dianne Feinstein
, who said Sunday that it's time for Clinton to "step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is."
The scandal has led some to question if the Clinton's candidacy for president for 2016 can sustain the scrutiny.
Dick Morris, a veteran political analyst
and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, told Newsmax "the problem is that the email scandal is 20 different scandals," as it has the potential to reveal Clinton's role in the Benghazi scandal, the Syrian civil war, the Islamic State (ISIS), Iran, Israel, the NSA scandal and others.
A person who is close to Clinton told Politico that no matter what she says, "you guys are going to just say it raises more questions than it answers," while adding that "it's something that she needs to do."
Clinton said on March 4
via her Twitter account that she is asking the State Department to release her emails and that "they will review them for release as soon as possible."
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