(CNSNews.com) - "You may have seen that I recently launched a Snapchat account," Hillary Clinton told a Democratic fund-raiser in Iowa Friday night. "I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves."
She was joking, in a rehearsed way, about the growing controversy surrounding her private email server, and indications that she used it to send and receive classified information.
On Saturday, at the Iowa State Fair, Clinton turned more serious about what many consider to be a very serious matter:
"First, I've said in the past that I used a single account for convenience. Obviously these years later, it doesn't look so convenient. I never sent "I never sent classified material on my email, and I never received any that was marked classified," she insisted. "So I'm going to let whatever this inquiry is go forward, and we'll await the outcome of it."
The Washington Times reported on Sunday that the State Department has found classified information in as many as 60 of Hillary's emails.
"That figure is current through the end of July and is likely to grow," the Times reported. The newspaper said nearly all of those flagged emails contained the lowest level of "confidential" classification, and one contained intermediate "secret" classification.
At the Friday night fundraiser in Iowa, Clinton also mentioned the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, dismissing that as well as the email scandal as a partisan effort to undermine her:
"They'll try to tell you it's about Benghazi, but it's not," Clinton said about Republicans who have launched congressional inquiries. "It's not about emails or servers either. It's about politics," she said.
"I won't get down in the mud with them. I won't play politics with national security," Clinton said.