Hillary Clinton during Wednesday night’s debate dismissed a question regarding her private email server, the subject of a battle which could possibly result in a federal indictment against the former Secretary of State.
When asked if she would drop out of the presidential race should she face an indictment, Clinton refused to play along.
"Oh for goodness and it's not going to happen," she said to moderator Jorge Ramos in the Univision debate. "I'm not even answering that question."
She continued with a brief statement, insisting that no rules were broken in her decision to run her State Department email account from a private server inside her New York home, claiming that the messages weren’t classified until years later.
"I did not send or receive any emails marked classified at the time," shed noted. "What you're talking about retroactive classification."
"It wasn't the best choice, I made a mistake," Clinton acknowledged. "It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed and, as I've said and as now has come out, my predecessors did the same thing and many other people in the government."
PolitiFact later rated Clinton's statement about her predecessors as Mostly False, noting that only one predecessor -- Colin Powell -- used a personal email address, and even at that, he did not set up a private server.
Nonetheless, most experts agree it is unlikely that Clinton will be indicted in the case, which the FBI is still investigating.