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Wikileaks: Hillary admits to 'public and private' political positions

Clinton forced to explain speech justifying the keeping of information from the public

Wikileaks: Hillary admits to 'public and private' political positions

Hillary Clinton tried to put the spotlight on Russian President Vladimir Putin when she got confronted with an uncomfortable statement from one of her previously sealed speeches to banking execs – but ended up getting compared unflatteringly to 'honest' Abraham Lincoln.

Hillary Clinton got asked for the first time about hacked emails that were posted on Wikileaks Friday that showed her saying there was a need to have a 'public and a private position' – diplomatic speak for being two-faced.

'As I recall that was something I said about Abraham Lincoln after having seen the wonderful Stephen Spielberg movie,' Clinton said, in reference to 'Lincoln,' which shows the 16th president cajoling lawmakers to try to get the 13th Amendment enacted.

Hillary Clinton says she was just talking about Abraham Lincoln when she told a Wall Street crowd in a paid speech there was a need to have a 'public' and a 'private' persona – but Donald Trump said she didn't compare well to 'Honest Abe'

'I was making the point that it is hard sometimes to get the congress to do what you want to do,' Clinton said.

This article continues at [Daily Mail] 'Honest Abe never lied. That's the difference between him and you.' Trump's explosive attack on Clinton over her leaked speech about different 'public and private positions'

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