Hillary Clinton: 'I Don't Believe I Ever Have' Lied

By Susan Jones | February 19, 2016 | 6:50am EST
Democrat Hillary Clinton meets with employees of Paris Las Vegas during a visit to the hotel and casino Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

(CNSNews.com) - CBS "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley had a simple question for Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday: "Have you always told the truth?"

"I've always tried to. Always. Always," Clinton responded.

"Some people are going to call that wiggle room that you just gave yourself," Pelley said.

"Well, no, I've always tried--"

"I mean, Jimmy Carter said, "I will never lie to you," Pelley interjected.

"Well, but, you know, you're asking me to say, 'Have I ever?' I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever will. I'm going to do the best I can to level with the American people."

Earlier in the interview, which ran on Thursday's "Evening News" broadcast, Clinton said she knows people are angry, and she said it's because they believe that "government's not working for them."

"But I also see in the eyes of the people I'm meeting with, 'Okay, tell me something I can believe. Don't over-promise. Tell me what I can believe you will do for me and my family.' And that's what I've tried to do."

She said she would not raise taxes on the middle class, which she defined as incomes of $250,000 or below.

"I'm going after income, $5 million or more, that I think have too many opportunities to game the system and escape paying the taxes that they should. I'm going after corporations that are gaming the system. I want to have a sensible corporate tax policy."

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