According to a leaked excerpt of What Happened obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, the former presidential candidate, 69, confesses she took hefty sums for public speaking — and even cops to a “boneheaded mistake” in her email scandal.
“Just because many former government officials have been paid large fees to give speeches, I shouldn’t have assumed it would be okay for me to do it,” she writes in the book, out September 12. “Especially after the financial crisis of 2008-2009, I should have realized it would be bad ‘optics’ and stayed away from anything having to do with Wall Street. I didn’t. That’s on me.”
“My mistakes burn me up inside,” she adds.
According to reports, Clinton and her husband Bill collected more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until the launch of her presidential campaign.
Later on, the former Secretary of State takes blame for using a private email server to discuss classified government information, a scandal that lead to an FBI investigation. (No charges were ultimately filed against her.)
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She calls it “one boneheaded mistake” that destroyed her campaign.
“He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled,” she says, as first revealed by MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
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