Testifying before the House Benghazi Committee on October 22, 2015, Clinton argues that it doesn’t matter if she used a private email address because the State Department “had between 90 and 95 percent of all my work-related emails in the State Department system.”
When asked how she knows this, she says, “We learned that from the State Department and their analysis of the emails that were already on the system. We were trying to help them close some gaps that they had.” (The Washington Post, 10/22/2015)
However, the next day, the State Department says the number didn’t come from any State Department analysis but was created by the Clinton campaign. A State Department inspector general report from earlier in 2015 showed that far less than one percent of all emails were permanently preserved by the State Department.
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker reviews Clinton’s statement and gives it three out of four “Pinocchios.” (The Washington Post, 11/9/2015)