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Hillary Clinton Brushes Off 'Partisan' Investigation Into Her Emails

"I'm still standing."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Republicans Tuesday of running a partisan congressional investigation into her email practices at the State Department, a scandal that has been dogging her campaign for months.

When asked about the matter at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, Clinton called the House Select Committee on Benghazi "basically an arm of the Republican National Committee." As evidence, she cited House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's boast last week that the committee succeeded in driving down Clinton's poll numbers.

"Big surprise. I'm still standing," she said, garnering a round of applause.

Pressed again by CNN host Anderson Cooper, who noted even President Barack Obama had called her private email use improper, Clinton admitted she did err but that she had apologized for it.

"I never said it wasn't legitimate," she said of the investigation. "I said I have answered all the questions."

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