Bob Woodward Says Questions Remain Unanswered About Clinton's Email, Doesn't Say What Those Questions Are

Despite Press Conferences, Presidential Debates, And Televised Congressional Testimony, Woodward Says Clinton Needs To Tell Voters, “I’m Going To Answer All The Questions” About Email

Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward asserted on Fox News Sunday that Hillary Clinton still has questions to answer about her emails – despite Clinton holding multiple press conferences on the matter, supporting the release of more than 50,000 pages of emails to the public, facing email questions during several presidential debates, and answering more than 50 questions about her emails during 11 hours of televised testimony before the Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi.

Woodward Claims Clinton Needs To Assure Voters That She’ll “Answer All The Questions” About Her Emails

Bob Woodward: Hillary Clinton Has “Got To Come Out And Kind Of Say, Look, I’m Going To Answer All The Questions” About Her Emails. On the April 10 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.’s Fox News Sunday, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward claimed Clinton needs to answer more questions about her emails to reassure voters of her honesty, saying, “she’s got to come out and kind of say, look, I’m going to answer all the questions. I’m going to tell you exactly what happened and not look at this as some sort of legal battle”:

BOB WOODWARD: The problem is, and -- and this goes back, [Hillary Clinton] is not connected with enough voters, people repeatedly say they think she's dishonest, she's not talking to them straight. And I think, at some point, particularly on the email issue, she's got to come out and kind of say, look, I'm going answer all the questions. I'm going to tell you exactly what happened, and not look at this as some sort of legal battle. It is a political battle. It is a public relations battle. Now, I think all the inclinations she has and her lawyers have, don't do that. But I think that's a lingering problem. [Fox Broadcasting Co., Fox News Sunday, 4/10/16]

Clinton Held Press Conferences, Testified Before A Congressional Committee, Called For The Release Of Her Work-Related Emails, And Offered To Speak To FBI

Clinton’s Email Use Has Been Focus Of Intense Public Scrutiny Since March 2015. On March 2, 2015, The New York Times published a flawed story suggesting that Hillary Clinton “may have violated federal requirements” by using a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state. The story, which was quickly undercut by its own sources, kicked off a media firestorm and revived the right-wing media fixation with uncovering an Obama administration “scandal” stemming from the September 12, 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya. [Media Matters, 3/3/15, 3/3/15, 3/6/15]

Clinton Held A March 2015 Press Conference To Discuss Her Use Of A Private Email Server. On March 10, 2015, Clinton held a press conference after attending an event at the United Nations to discuss her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, taking multiple questions from reporters. [TIME, 3/10/15]

Clinton Urged State Department In May 2015 To Release Her Emails “As Quickly As They Possibly Can.” Speaking to reporters after a May 19, 2015, campaign event in Iowa, Clinton said she was asking the State Department to “move as quickly as they possibly can” to release her work-related emails to the public. [, 5/19/15]

Clinton Held An August 2015 Press Conference To Discuss Her Emails. On August 18, Clinton took questions following a town hall event in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to C-SPAN, “most of the questions dealt with the ongoing investigation into her private email server.” [C-SPAN, 8/18/15]

Hillary Clinton Answered More Than 56 Questions About Her Emails During 11 Hours Of Benghazi Testimony. On October 23, during 11 hours of televised testimony before the Select Committee on Benghazi, Clinton answered more than 56 questions -- over 20 percent of those asked -- about her use of private email and a private email server. Those 56 questions do not include many additional questions based on the content of those emails. [Media Matters, 10/23/15]

The State Department Has Released Over 50,000 Pages Of Clinton’s Emails To The Public. Over the past year, the State Department reviewed and released over 50,000 pages of Clinton’s emails to the public on a monthly schedule that concluded on February 29, 2016. The Wall Street Journal is one of several news organizations that have made the emails available to search online. [The Wall Street Journal, 3/1/16]

Clinton Answered Questions Regarding Her Email Use During Multiple Presidential Debates. Clinton has answered questions regarding her email use during multiple presidential debates, including the October 13 CNN debate, the February 4 MSNBC debate, and the March 9 CNN/Univision debate. [The New York Times, 10/14/15 2/5/16; TIME, 3/9/16]

In August 2015, Clinton Offered To Speak With The FBI About Her Emails. Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told MSNBC in March that Clinton offered to answer questions from the FBI about her email server in August 2015, but that the FBI had not yet accepted the offer. [Politico, 3/26/16]