“That’s why I said we need a big infrastructure plan,” said Hillary Clinton, providing her economic platform in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier on Wednesday. Asked what she would do differently than President Barack Obama in the realm of economic policy, the former first lady did not provide any specific answer.
With 65% of Americans say the country is head in the wrong direction according to a to a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton implied that “investment” in infrastructure was the path to “unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit of America.”
“I wanna have as big an infrastructure project as Dwight Eisenhower had when he did the interstate highways. Our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our ports, our airports, our water systems - we have work to do, and it’s good work that’ll put people back into the middle class, keep them there, and it’ll make us more competitive.”
Clinton then said she wished to “incentivize” businesses to bring manufacturing operations to America, while combating “climate change” by promoting “clean renewable energy jobs.” No specifics were provided.
Asked about possible indictment over her use of a private email account and server during her former capacity as Secretary of State, Clinton insisted that such an outcome was an impossibility.
“I will repeat what I said. That is not going to happen. There is no basis for it, and i’m looking forward to this being wrapped up as soon as possible,” said Clinton, adding that she was “looking forward” to participate with FBI investigators.
Clinton and her closest State Department aides refused to speak with the Office of the Inspector General during its investigation into the conduct of secretaries of state with respect to email use and record preservation.
“I’m not going to comment on ongoing litigation,” said Clinton, when asked why she refused to meet with the State Department’s Inspector General.
Saying she did not remember signing a nondisclosure agreement with the State Department upon becoming its head, Clinton insisted that she did not send or receive classified information via her personal email account and server. The NDA states that information entrusted to the Secretary of State need to be "marked classified" in order for irresponsible transmission and/or storage of it to be unlawful.
"Nothing that I sent or received at the time was marked classified," said Clinton, repeating her standard refrain on the matter.
Last Friday, Clinton told KNX 1070 AM in Los Angeles that “there is absolutely no possibility” of her being indicted over criminal conduct regarding her use of a private email and server for government communications. “I have absolutely no doubt about that," she added.
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