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essential donald trump. so glad you are with us tonight. i'm poppy harlow, i will see you back here tomorrow night at 5:00 eastern. have a great one. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the story of my mother hillary clinton. >> the most famous woman in the world. >> and perhaps the most controversial. >> i don't remember a time when my mom wasn't being attacked. >> what difference at that point does it make? >> i think there's a lot of scar tissue from the battles that she's fought. >> from first lady. >> human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights. >> to senator. >> seeing it shows what a total
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[ bleep ] it is. >> to ma'am secretary. >> to e-mails. >> will you explain the e-mails. >> to making history. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> she's not the great harrowi n harrowinthat -- >> there are so many versions of you out there, do you ever say who is that person? >> oh, all the time. >> unfinished business the essential hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton sale, folks. >> hillary. >> in june of 2008, after a year and a half-long campaign, hundreds of hillary clinton's friends and supporters gathered
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in the nation's capitol. >> it was like running 78th of the race. uskd s you could see the finish line and knew you weren't going to cross it. it was surprisingly emotional for all of us. >> the woman who many hoped would make history as the country's first female president had fallen short. >> she was surrounded by her daughter. on the other side of her was her mother. >> well, this isn't exactly the party i planned but i sure like the company. [ cheers and applause ] >> i did feel as if i was standing there at another step in history, and because my grandmother was born before women had the right to vote and she lived long enough to vote for her daughter for president. that to me is an amazing
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american arc. >> although we weren't able to shatter this hardest glass this time, thanks to you it's got about 18 million cracks in it. >> we knew this was not going to be the last chapter. >> always aim high, work hard and care deeply about what you believe in and when you stumble, keep faith. and when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on. [ cheers and applause ] >> these are the lessons that have guided hillary clinton throughout her life, lessons she first learned as a young girl from her mother dorothy. >> i did not know how hard her childhood had been until i was a teenager. when i was growing up, she was just my mom.
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>> abandoned by her own parents as a young girl, dorothy rodham survived a marred childhood by neglect. >> it was very humbling because i often wondered how would i be able to cope with being abandoned and rejected by my parents, grandparents, not being able to go to college. all of the struggles she had. but out of that she pieced together what she wanted to do as a mother and i was the beneficiary of that because she was an absolutely fabulous mother. >>. so this is where hillary rodham grew up? >> this is where we grew parkridge, illinois. salt of the earth. a town that took a great deal of
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pride in its middle class values. >> the conservative nearly all-white chicago suburb is where hugh and dorothy roberts would raise three children. >> rickets were friends. >> we would play baseball and the manhole covers were the bases. >> friends say hillary loved a debate. >> her father would throw out a topic and we would all go no, wait. >> hugh rodham was known to turn family table debates into something less powerful. >> he would call on hillary and hillary's brothers and dorothy rodham would try to express herself and he would say, what
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the [ bleep ] do you know miss fancy pants. >> how difficult was he as a father? >> he was tough. he had been a chief petty officer in the navy during worl war ii going off mostly to the pacific to train sailors. he was old fashioned if i would bring home a good report card held always say you must go to a good school. he was always trying to push me further than i knew i could go. >> one day she took a carpenter's level and held it up for hillary as a lesson in life. while all [ bleep ] can be broken loose around you and like this and like that what you want to do is come back to center. >> part of finding that center was religion. >> her faith and prayer were a foundation that she could always
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return to, and it has served her very well at difficult times in her life. >> dorothy rodham was a sunday school teacher at the first united methodist church where hillary would meet her mentor youth minister done jones. >> not only did he preach the gospels of christ, he also came with bob dill on records. >> meeting dr. king was transformtive for hillary who rarely made it outside the confines of park ridridgparkrid >> here's a female who gets a chance to hear the movement of the civil rights movement.
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what an unbelievable experience. >> an experience that would also mark the beginning of hillary's political evolution. >> she and i were -- girls in park ridridge and set up the republican headquarters. and then we went away to college. >> hillary arrived at helsy college outside of boston. >> it was a huge change. suddenly she wasat wellsly, her up bringibringing was very diff >> and -- quickly bonded with hillary. >> i found her friendly and easy to get along with. >> when hillary was at wellsly college she was very popular and it was from exercising
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leadership and being successful in exercising leadership. >> her political science professor. >> she was very interested in issues of race, gender, poverty. >> issues that would soon push her to abandon her republican roots and begin leading the way for change. >> there was no doubt she was the leader of not just the senior class but the entire college. >> it led her classmates to insist they be her voice at graduation. >> there had been no tradition of a student speaker at wellsly, but the student body insisted there be one and they chose hillary. >> republican senator edward brooke of massachusetts. >> he gave a speech about the
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anti-war movement about what students were going through the country. >> there was polite applause but mostly from the parents. >> and tit is a great pleasure o introduce miss hillary rodham. she got up and spoke extemporaneously. >> we feel for too long our people have viewed politics in the art of -- the challenge now is the making of what appears to be impossible possible. >> while the administration was stricken by hillary's rebuttingrebuttal the students erupted. >> we were ecstatic, we gave her a standing ovation. >> the following week hillary rodham made national headlines for the first time.
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>> it got tremendous attention. life magazine did a story on her and her future. >> someone put a piece of paper in the dorm predicting things about different people. they predicted i would mary a football player. the only thing and hillary was that she would be the fist preside -- first president of the united states. >> up next. >> she said bill asked me to mary him again but i'm afraid if i say no, he will never ask me again. ♪ ♪ ♪ using 60,000 points from my chase ink card i bought all the fruit... veggies... and herbs needed to create a pop-up pick-your-own juice bar in the middle of the city, so now everyone knows... we have some of the freshest juice in town. see what the power of points can do for your business.
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bottom blue jeans, the thing different about her was this focus on children while the rest of us wandered around she was focused on children's welfare from the first. she never deviated from that at all ever. >> perhaps the only thing that would break hillary's attention during at yale was a smooth talking scholar from the great state of arkansas. >> he was tall 6'2" or 6'3" with this huge head of hair. when i first met him he had been at law school maybe two or three days and we went through the line in the lunchroom and he knew the names of everyone in the lunchroom. he new all the servers. called them by name. >> but it wasn't until the
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spring of 1971 in the yale library that bill clinton would learn the name of the young woman who would change everything. years later hillary recounted. >> i said if i'm going to keep looking at you and you're going to keep looking at me, we might as well introduce each other, i'm hillary rodham who are you -- >> i think he saw in her a great partner, somebody who was smart, who was driven utterly disciplined and persistent. i think she saw someone in him someone exciting and emotional and since they both cared about public policy it was a terrific combination. >> a combination so special, that soon bill would ask hillary for her hand in marriage for the first time.
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>> what was holding you back initially when bill clinton was asking you to marry him? >> i just hadn't thought about getting married. i was clearly in love but wasn't ready to commit to marriage. i also didn't know what i wanted to do. it was very clear what bill wanted to do. he wanted to go into politics. and i thought i should know what i want to do and then he asked me a second time and i said i'm still not ready. >> where bill was forging his political career in arkansas, hillary followed her passion tomas mass and went to work for -- in massachusetts and went to work for the children's defense fund. it showed me how much we need today work with kids with all kind of problems, so i was fixated on what we could do as
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advocates to make changes. >> everything she did, she did very well. i trusted her to send out to do any bit of research. whether it was basic research or to go into the field. hillary as always again was always a star. >> but soon another opportunity emerged that gave hillary a front row seat to history. >> what did the president know? and when did he know it? >> in 1974 hillary move today washington d.c. to work on the investigation on president nixon's impeach. including sara -- with a place to stay. >> she moved in all her junk and hillary and i became sort of like roommates. >> was she a good roommate? sd >> well, she doesn't appreciate me telling this story, but i'll tell it any way. she never made her bed and that
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really got me. >> did you ever say anything? >> i said hillary for crying out loud make your bed. >> did she make it? >> no. >> she certainly made her name in washington. >> she earned the respect of every attorney and staff member on the committee as well as the house judiciary members. >> kirkpatrick was also working on the investigation. >> we worked hard, seven days a week 12 to 16 hours a day until the president resigned. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. >> that same week hillary has announcement of her own. >> she says i'm going to move to fayetteville, arkansas. >> and i said why? >> she said i want to be with my
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boyfriend, bill clinton. >> but that was arkansas and i said you're not going to move down there? >> i was stunned and did not know anything about it? and i was like, who is he? arkansas. >> i said you can work on the hill, you can go do anything you want. and she said i love him and i want to be with him. and there's no arguing that. >> that wasn't going to stop sara from trying, so she devised a plan to drive hillary from washington d.c. to fayetteville, all the while trying to convince her to change her mind. >> and all the way down as she would tell it, sara would stop ever 20 miles and would say f for god's sake why are you doing this and she said because i love him so we drove and drove.
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>> after two and a half days me andering through the -- me meandering through the south. >> it was the beginning of the life she wanted and when she made the goodbye, i thought well, that's it i'm probably never going to see her again, and the next day i went to watch bill clinton running for congress. and he stood up on a tree stump and he talked. >> we are on the verge of a great economic prosperity boom in our state. >> and that's when i knew she was right. >> we need a government that cares more about helping small markets and consumers than big foreign friends. >> he was brilliant, charming, articulate, down-home, he was himself, he was amazing. >> clinton asked his friend margaret will oockwillockto --
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sure hillary felt right at hem. >> and he said don't you forget call her. >> i said okay, i will i will and i was at the second day at law school and that's when i met her. >> she went to arkansas's law school, but while she was starting her new career, bill was running his first campaign. >> i had never known anybody in politics before so i was a little bit hesitant to be thrust into that, but it was his dream. i wanted to support him but i also wanted to be sure that i was continuing my work as well. >> i mean, she was so smart and she was so good. >> jim blair and his then girlfriend dianne bonded with hillary almost immediately. >> you would be very surprised to know that awful a lot of the time politics was discussed. they loved talking politics.
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>> but in the fall of 1974 the only politics they were talking was bill clinton's run for congress. >> there's a fella here been talking some about being our next congressman. >> though bill clinton lost the race a year later held take one last shot at something else he had been fighting for. >> she said bill has been asking me to marry him again, i want to spend the rest of my life with him but i don't want to get married right now but i'm afraid if i say no, he will never ask me again, and my advice to her which may not have been the best advice to anybody was to say yes. >> in a small ceremony in their home october 1975, bill and hillary said "i do".
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created for the governor's wife in arkansas? >> no, because just as i said before i think that each person should be assessed and judged on that person's own merits. >> but for hillary it wasn't going to be that simple. >> for one thing, she had a job. >> a big job, the first female partner at little rock's rekn n reknowned law firm. >> but what hillary didn't have was her husband's last name. >> that name thing was the thing that got everybody and they talked about that forever. >> they simply thought she should take his name. >> and mccoy would get to know the first lady while working at the governor's mansion. >> it's one of the reasons he
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might have lost the governorship after one term. >> after only two years in office voters kicked bill clinton out of the governor's mansion in a stunning defeat. >> i regret that i will not have two more years to serve as governor. >> bill clinton raised the price of the car tax for their license plate and evidently that made people furious. >> bill clinton loses the election and goes into a total depression. >> a heartbreaking end to a year that began with pure joy. back in february, hillary had given birth to their little girl, chelsea victoria clinton. >> the next two years are very important years for our child's development, really pivotal years and i'm grateful i'm going to be able to spend more time with her. >> more time with their daughter and where to figure out where to go from here. >> hillary decides that the only
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way to restore and have their life is if she can bring him back, so what does she do? she takes over. >> hillary constructed a political comeback plan. step one, bill's apology tour. >> you bet you i'm asking for a second chance and i'm proud of it. i've asked hillary for a second chance more times than i care to remember. >> step two, hillary's new name. >> i'm perhaps thinking of changing my name. >> she said well, i love my name but if that's something that makes a difference with the people of arkansas, i'll change my name. >> she became mrs. clinton and she changed her looks and she started taking more of an interest in clothing. >> and of course she cut her hair. it was like now we have a first lady. >> and just like that, the clinton's were back. >> i think what i'm supposed to say is it appears that we have
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won the election. >> and she did everything and organized everything to make that happen. >> bill clinton would win back the governor's mansion in 1982 and three more times after that. it's where the clinton family would live for the next decade. >> she was a magnificent first lady and she will be again. >> i thought he was smart i thought she was smarter. >> working for david pryor when bill clinton return today office. >> probably the toughest issue that he faced as governor was in education. he tapped hillary to lead that effort. >> we want to be sure that our children get the best possible education. >> will hillary took on very touch issues. when you go into small-town arkansas and say it's important that you teach foreign language and updated chemistry lab and by the way, we're going to have to
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pay for it as a state there was large criticism. what she got done was arkansas adopted higher education standards. >> it meant higher expectations across the state just like they had for chelsea at home. >> they treated chelsea almost as an equal. she was in almost all the conversations they had. that's why i think she is so smart number one, and interested in h everything. >> i played softball in the hillcrest league and took ballet and piano. >> but no matter what she was into, both her parents were always cheering her on. >> i think my dad was the most embarrassing one, i would walk out on the field and my dad would be like yes, and i would be like dad i haven't done anything yet, stop. but my mom probably cheered at
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more appropriate intervals. >> cheering on their daughters from the softball stands but in the summer of 1991 clinton had something else on her mind. >> we started talking aboutti presidential politics and i was saying i don't think the democrats have a chance in 1992 i think there's absolutely no way and she looked over at me and said what the democrats need is the right message and the right messager. >> october 3rd, 1991 on the steps of little rock's state capitol, today i pruoudly announce my candy for the president of the united states of america. >> it is a real opportunity to change the country. >> i felt like oh, my god, she's
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such a powerful person she should be running for president. >> stoil was the first person to join the staff during the campaign. >> when there was a strategy meeting she was the only woman at the table. >> did she hold her own at table? >> oh, my god she ran the table with her husband. >> my husband, bill clinton. [ cheers and applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, you have just heard a stunning illustration of my real campaign slogan. buy one, get one free. >> she was the first spouse of a candidate to play a issue role. >> i guess i could have stayed home and bake cookies and have tea, but my passion is to --
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>> were you thinking uh-oh, we have a problem here. >> that's exactly what i was thinking. >> but tea and cookies was a walk in a park from what happened a month earlier. >> yes, i was bill clinton's lover for 12 years. >> january 27, 1992, former nightclub singer gennifer flowers came forward in a nationally televised news conference. >> the truth is, i loved him. >> it looked like the campaign was going down and that they had to do something. >> i think it's real dangerous in this country if we don't have some zone of privacy for everybody. >> on super bowl sunday hillary clinton appeared on cbss "60 minutes" i'm not standing by my woman likewhynet, i
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respect him, i honor him for what we've been through together. and if that's not enough for people, heck, don't vote for him. >> she called me and asked me what i thought how it went and i said i thought you were strong and forceful and sounded committed to your family so i thought it went great. >> wihillary was by her husband side again when the primary jolted his campaign back to life. >> new hampshire tonight has made bill clinton the comeback kid. >> he went on to win the party's nomination and that fall, the white house. >> i think if it weren't for hillary, bill clinton would not have been president for sure. >> so help me god. >> up next, the fact that
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i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> january, 20th, 1993. bill clinton's inauguration. filled with ceremony and tradition. inaugural balls and celebrations. even a saxophone playing president. bill clinton joined the band at nearly all 11 balls with his wife by his side. god bless bill and hillary. >> and when they returned to their new home the white house, the party continued. >> what was it like the first night. >> it was eerie because all of bush's items had not been taken
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away and his things had not been unpacked. >> bill clinton wanted to play cards, so we found a card table and drug it out. >> did hillary play. >> she did not. she's too smart to get caught up in those games. >> it didn't take long for the clinton's to settle in and from day one it was parent they would do things differently. >> the fact that hillary had an office in the west wing was a big dill. >> patry sosolice doyle, hillar having an office in the west thing, that ruffled a lot of feathers. >> hillary clinton wanted to
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focus on policies not parties. >> the first press secretary. >> no one was even thinking about hosting dinners, they were about getting things done. >> she got off on the wrong foot with the ar bitorsarbitors. >> those were the relationships she would need. barely a week after the inauguration. >> today i'm announcing the task force on national health reform, it will be chaired by the first lady. >> he saw what she had done in terms of education reform in the state of arkansas and he better than anyone knew how brilliant she was. >> i think in the coming months the people will learn as the people of our state did that we have a first lady of many
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talents who first of all can bring people together around complex and difficult issues to hammer out consensus and get things to do. >> she traveled across the country learning about the he hemt -- health care problems that faced patients, doctors and nurs nurses, but when she returned to washington, she met with doctors to handle legislation. >> her secrecy, her combativeness, her insistance on her way or the highway. >> they say she was far from the consensus builder her husband promised. peter king. >> having this secret team of experts, secretive plan that's going to be imposed on the american people.
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>> as her battle for health care -- >> my father had a massive stroke and i immediately flew to little rock and was by his bedside. >> three months after being at the white house, hillary rodham's father died. >> it was just a terrible loss. >> he was very demanding of his kids and i think hillary gets a lot of her tenacity and determination from her father. >> tenacity and determination she would need five months later for her marathon health care testimony before five subcommittees on the hill. >> first of all there's no free lunch in this health care plan. it is not going to be free. everybody is going to be paying something, even people on medicare will pay something unlike today. we think that is a big step
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forward for responsibility. >> it was a tour deforce. it was incredibly substantive, direct. >> republicans thought quite differently. >> i don't think it swayed the average person in the street. if it doesn't sway the average person in the street it's not going to sway the person that has to vote for it. >> they never put the health care plan to a vote. a significant feat for the clinton, especially hillary, that was far from their only issue. >> as part of a larger investigation, federal officials were looking into a failed business venture in arkansas in which the clintons were investment partners. known as white water for the real estate deal that was part of the federal probe. it sparked miss trust of the first couple especially when
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records from hillary clinton's records were suddenly found in the white house residence. she was called to testify. the first time, a first lady had been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. >> nothing was going to throw her and if they want to bring her before the federal courthouse to testify by god, she's going to do it. i remember her saying, if that's what they want i will walk in with my head held high. >> i was glad to have the opportunity to tell the grand jury what i have been telling all of you, i do not know how the billing records came to be found where they were found. >> though their investment partners jill and susan mcdoogles were charged bill and hillary were never charged in
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white water but it would mar bill clinton's presidency. >> it was a time of humiliation and >> estimating that the republicans will take enough votes to gain control of the house of representatives in more than 40 years. >> i have to take responsibility for that. >> and she felt terrible. she felt guilty, it was her fault. >> there were tough times in the white house, your failed health initiative. looking back, what was the hardest moment for you in the white house? >> when my father died and when bill's mother died in the same year. the tragedies that make a big hole in your heart because you lose somebody that you know, you care about, a family member, those were the hardest. the others, of course, had their
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difficulties as well but it was the loss of my dad and my mother-in-law that were really tough. >> so hillary clinton went back to her roots, advocating for children, women and veterans. she became an ambassador of sorts for her husband. it was september 1995. >> no one had any idea what she was going to say. >> hillary clinton traveled with her chief of staff to china for the united nations conference on women. >> there were expectations that she probably would tread lightly and not say a whole lot that was news making. >> but those expectations were wrong. >> we are the primary caretakers for most of the world's children and elderly, yet much of the work we do is not valued, not by economists, not by historians --
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>> this vast room filled with hundreds and hundreds of people began to awaken as though the sun had come up in the morning. and with each utterance got more and more excited. >> let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights once and for all. >> she realized that she had a role to play that could make a difference, not just at home, as important as that is, but around the world. >> hillary clinton had orchestrated her own comeback. until an unexpected revelation -- >> i did not have sex with that woman -- >> that almost ended it all. >> she was devastated by it. she felt betrayed. ♪
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>> party time. >> one of the 82 countries hillary clinton visited as first lady. >> look, look. you see? >> with her, 15-year-old chelsea. >> we have a big problem with people not thinking they have a future. young women and young men who are very cynical about their future. >> chelsea was no longer a little girl. she had grown up. and, like her mother, had her own opinions and her own voice. ♪ good morning, good morning, how do you do ♪ >> they shared these magnificent and almost life-changing experiences together. >> experiences that hillary clinton made sure were balanced with a healthy dose of normalcy. >> well, growing up in the white house i think was really both extraordinary and pretty ordinary. it was extraordinary because it
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was the white house. it was also pretty ordinary. most of the time we had dinner together every night. it was one of the benefits of what my dad calls living above the store. >> we just made it more like a real home and her friends were always welcome, we had lots of kids in the white house all the time. >> amazing memories of being 12 and 13 and playing hide and seek. it was so much fun. my parents were always just like don't break anything but otherwise go forth and play hide and seek. >> well, this is the green room, and it's one of my favorites. >> if something did break or there was a mess, hillary made sure chelsea cleaned it up. >> the kids were watching a movie and hillary went down when it concluded and discovered there were popcorn all over the theater. and she said to them, "you are not leaving here till you pick up every kernel of that popcorn." >> from the beginning the
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clintons asked the press to steer clear of chelsea. >> she and president clinton were adamant about maintaining a zone of privacy around chelsea. hillary had spent a lot of time talking to jackie kennedy onassis about that, about how to raise young children in the white house. >> and how to raise a teen-ager. imagine having your date pick you up at the white house and your father is the president. >> my father would intimidate them, as i think any father, oh, just, you know, kind of quite sternly standing there at the top of the stairs as they had to walk up and say i'm here to take your daughter to dinner or a movie or whatever we were doing. i think he loved that intimidation factor. >> what about your mom? what would she do when you would bring boys home? >> she already knew them. i'm so close to my mom. she had already asked me and grilled me on anything she felt she needed to know.
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>> i remember one boy she brought and he was going through that stage where he would wear a baseball cap all the time. i finally said you have to take that baseball cap off. we're in the white house, we're having dinner and you cannot sit at the table with that baseball cap on. so it was just being a regular mom. >> another regular mom moment, when chelsea graduated from high school and left the nest, fall 1997. >> she was teary almost every day that her child was going away to college. >> my mom just i think couldn't believe that i was going to california. i think that was more upsetting to her than just me going to college. she was like can't you find somewhere closer? >> chelsea arrived at stanford on air force i. was welcomed by fans and friends.
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she had a secret service detail, but hillary still tried to make it as normal as possible. >> my mom put contact paper, like, in every drawer. she kept, like, trying to find things to reorganize and finally my dad was like we need to go. mom was like there has to be something else. my dad was like it's now time. i think if dad hadn't intervened, my mom would have still been there when i graduated four years later. >> chelsea was an adult now, on her own. shielding her from controversy as hillary had done for 18 years would be much harder. >> how difficult is it for you to hear so many people harshly criticize your mother? >> well, it's just been something i've gotten accustomed to over my life. i mean, i don't remember a time when my mom wasn't be attacked.
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>> charges of sex, lies and audiotapes. >> there is not a sexual relationship, that is accurate. >> january 1998, halfway through chelsea's freshman year, news broke that bill clinton had an affair with white house intern monica lewinsky. >> sources say the tapes include liinski's graphic zripgsz of a long-term sexual relationship. >> he denied it. >> i want to you listen to me. i'm going to say this again. i did not have sexual relations with that woman, miss lewinsky. >> and as she had done so many times before, hillary stood by her husband. >> she immediately said it's just not true, patti. so she felt get out there, get ahead of this, deny it and save it. we're not going to let this affect your job. >> she kept her commitment to a previously scheduled appearance
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on the "today" show. >> what is the exact nature of the relationship between your husband and monica lewinsky? >> it wasn't going to be easy. >> there's a vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband. >> that's what she believed, this was another attempt to bring down her husband and attack them. >> meanwhile federal investigators and a grand jury looked into the allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice. by mid summer, monica lewinsky agreed to testify and supply evidence in exchange for immunity. the president was scheduled to testify as well. it was the middle of august in the early morning hours before he was to be deposed when bill clinton confessed. >> he let her know that it was actually true, and she was
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devastated by it. she was -- she felt betrayed, she felt lied to, she felt that she had been defending him all this time and unknowingly she was lying. >> indeed i did have a relationship with miss lewinsky that was not appropriate. in fact, it was wrong. >> i don't know what got her through there, but being in the white house, subject to all that scrutiny -- >> hillary was desperate to escape washington, d.c. the morning after admitting the affair, bill clinton and his family left to go on vacation. the world was watching. >> you know, she was angry, she was upset. it's an iconic photograph with chelsea in the middle, and i
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think at that point that's who was keeping them together, chelsea. >> chelsea. >> yeah. >> there's no program. >> it's the president's birthday. >> the president and first lady have shown little affection following the grand jury testimony. >> this is a family that's got some healing to do. >> how difficult was it to go through something so private, so personal under the glare of the spotlight of the first lady? >> it was really hard. it was painful. and i was so supported by my friends. my friends just rallied around. they would come, they would try to make me laugh, they would recommend books to read. we'd go for long walks, we'd hang out, you know, eat bad food. just the kinds of things you do with your friends.
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and it was something that you just had to get up every day and try to deal with while still carrying on a public set of responsibilities. so it was very, very challenging. >> hillary clinton took care of her daughter and stood by her husband. even when others didn't. hillary confided in jim blair's wife, diane. >> and she explains to diane why she was sticking by her husband during this time. she said she's in it for the long haul, partly because she's stubborn, partly her upbringing, partly her pride. >> i think there's only one real reason and that's because she loves him. that's the end of the day. >> simple as that. >> simple as that.
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new york. >> that expert was senior adviser harold ickes. inside the private quarters of the white house, hillary clinton and ickes were contemplating a run for senate. >> we talked about everything, from fundraising, how much it was going to cost. we ran the gamut. >> hillary pored over research and debated strategy. then the phone rang. >> she told the white house operator to put whoever was calling on. >> so i just called and said i'd like to talk to the first lady. >> we didn't have a television or radio on. and she listened and said "i understand." >> i thought i was the 30th person to call. i had no idea i was the first guy through. >> new york republican peter king who had voted against impeachment delivered the news. president clinton had been acquitted by the senate of perjury and obstruction of justice. >> she put the phone down and there was a slight pause and she was like, harold, weren't we talking about a county in
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upstate new york? >> so instead of talking about the fact her husband had been acquitted -- >> she wanted to get right back. i could see in her body language that there was a sense of real relief, but she is not easily distracted from the issue at hand. >> that issue was the launch of her own political career. >> bill was really encouraging her to do this. lots of people come forward and say you really should think about doing this. >> hillary clinton felt like she needed something of her own. she needed to essentially move away from being an adjunct of her husband. >> maggie haberman was a local newspaper reporter covering the senate campaign. >> she saw an open seat and the field was basically cleared for her. >> i'm starting a listening tour of new york. >> the senate race had been a mini presidential race in terms of stress from day one. >> the idea that the circus was
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coming to town was really pretty dramatic. we chronicled literally every single movement of the precampaign and then the eventual campaign. it was literally seen as the greatest show on earth. >> the press even followed along as hillary clinton house hunted for the first time in decades. >> they spent most of their married lives in public housing. so hillary wants a real house with a real yard and dorothy looks at her and says, now hillary, the park service is not going to come mow this yard. >> she settled on this house in the quiet suburb of chappaqua, new york, 300 miles away from the white house and her husband. >> it was astonishing. in the final few months of her husband's term, she was not there at all. it was extremely unusual. >> but necessary. >> the question is how do you go from the white house to running
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in new york state? you didn't live in new york state, you didn't represent new york state. >> clinton had to convince new yorkers she wasn't an outsider. so she went on a listening tour of the entire state, all 62 counties. >> this notion of listening first, understanding people's problems first and then kind of explaining what you thought the solutions might be really just worked powerfully. >> i'm not in a campaign yet. >> i think they even have flies in arkansas. >> her opponent, mayor rudy giuliani, hit her hard on everything. >> kind of the way the clintons play politics. in the name of uniting, what they're really trying to do is divide, which is sad. >> then giuliani dropped out for personal reasons. clinton's new opponent rick lazio came out swinging. >> i'd be happy to when you give me the signed letters -- >> right here. >> when you give me. >> i want your signed signature --
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>> everybody woman with a crummy husband thought this was rick lazio coming and downgrading her because she was a woman. whether she wanted it or not, the woman's card worked for her. >> two months later, hillary beat lazio. decisively. >> wow, this is amazing. thank you all. >> despite having been first lady, hillary knew when she arrived on capitol hill she was just the freshman senator from new york. >> she didn't act like a celebrity or somebody to stand out or be treated differently. >> she decides i'm not going to be a bull in the china shop. >> from the beginning, clinton made a point of crossing the aisle, even quietly joining a republican prayer group. >> the idea is sending a signal that if we find common ground, i can work with you on it. >> she was reaching across the aisle from republicans and people who wanted to impeach her husband years before. >> that was the real irony of it.
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>> ten months in her first term came the defining moment as junior senator of new york, september 11th, 2001. >> the impact of seeing it firsthand shows what a total hell it is. >> amidst the devastation and mourning, a harsh reality. >> this is the kind of devastating attack and loss of life that is almost beyond imagination. and new york is going to need a lot of help. >> and money. and it was not just getting it but the painstaking task of figuring out how to distribute it. >> you had police officers, firefighters, wall street executives, investment bankers and how do you decide how much a human being is worth. i mean, it was very tough stuff. she was the senator who took the most active role in that meeting with everybody. >> she also sponsored a bill to cover medical costs for those who became sick after working at ground zero. it finally passed in 2010.
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and when president bush sought congressional authorization to use force in iraq, claiming that saddam hussein had weapons of mass destruction, the memories of what had happened at ground zero weighed heavily. >> she was looking at it from the perspective of the senator from new york after 9/11 and all of those people who died and all those families who lost loved ones. >> so it is with conviction that i support this resolution as being in the best interests of our nation. a vote for it is not a vote to rush to war, it is a vote that puts awesome responsibility in the hands of our president, and we say to him use these powers wisely and as a last resort. >> it's very painful. that was not one of the easier decisions of a tenure in the united states senate. i have to live with my vote. hillary does, too. >> a vote she would wrestle with
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from that day forward. on the "today" show in 2006. >> obviously if we knew then what we know now, there wouldn't have been a vote and i certainly wouldn't have voted that way. >> and in her book, "hard choices" writing, "i wasn't alone in getting it wrong but i still got it wrong, plain and simple." her critics say that little else about her senate career was memorable. >> she was not a senator of great importance in terms of national legislation or national policy initiatives. >> is that a fair criticism? >> no i don't think so, when it came to getting legislation for new york, she was never afraid to invite somebody else to share the stage with her. >> now a politician in her own right and a senator in her own right, but was she ready for a bigger stage? >> i found my own voice.
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>> certainly didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago. >> january 16, 2007, barack obama, then a freshman senator from illinois, released this video. >> i've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. >> he announced by video and caught everyone by surprise. >> including hillary clinton. >> she let obama get ahead of her. she then had to play catch up. >> i'm not just starting a campaign. i'm starting a conversation. >> four days after obama, hillary hastily released hers and then days later formally declared her candidacy in new york city. >> i am very confident. i'm in, i'm in to win, and that's what i intend to do. thank you all very much. >> it did not feel presidential, it did not feel big. she's someone who is viewed widely as so prepared and methodical, and yet this was seen as a thrown together presidential announcement. >> she's prepared and methodical
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but not always prepared for the unexpected and the unexpected was barack obama. >> she campaigned like a quasiincumbent, played it caution. >> perhaps too cautious. while barack obama celebrated his historic candidacy, hillary clinton downplayed hers. >> the input she got, be a strong leader but don't play up this notion of first woman president. >> while clinton and her campaign steered clear of gender issues, others didn't. instead focusing on what she was wearing and how she looked. >> i admire what senator clinton has done for america, what her husband did for america i'm not sure about that coat. >> i actually like hillary's jacket. i don't know what's wrong with it. >> how did she handle that? >> with some discomfort, some amusement, a little bit of tension. >> they didn't want to call too much attention to the fact that she was a woman.
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>> while barack obama engaged young voters in a new way, clinton's campaign seemed stuck in the '90s. >> there was a scriptness about hillary in the early part of the campaign. too measured. >> there was a lot of debate among her strategists about exactly how to humanize her, how to make her more accessible to people. >> in fact, there was a lot of debate among her strategists about everything. >> it wasn't just good old fashioned healthy debate. there was some infighting. >> you know, but you know, campaigns under stress have that. it's true. >> the race was tight as they approached the all-important iowa caucuses, so the campaign turned to its secret weapons. >> so i wanted to introduce you to my mom and my daughter. >> an ad called "dorothy" hit the airwaves. >> what i would like people to know about hillary is what a good person she is. >> and chelsea joined her mother
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and grandmother on the stump and in the diners. >> just laughing a lot with my grandmother and mother because my grandmother was really excited about the egg salad sandwich that she said was like the best egg salad sandwich she'd had in, i don't remember, 20 or 30 years. >> to show voters more of her humor and humanity, hillary clinton started to talk less about policy and more about people. >> my mother had a difficult childhood but worked hard to provide a loving home for us. >> but it was too late. obama beat her badly in iowa and looked likely to do the same in new hampshire. >> things looked really, really bleak. there were a lot of options put on the table. one of those options was dropping out. and she was just like, no, i'm not a quitter. >> hillary clinton was a fighter, like during this debate on abc. >> what can you say to the
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voters of new hampshire who see your resumé and like it but are hesitating on the likability issue, where they seem to like barack obama more? >> well, that hurts my feelings. >> i'm sorry, senator. i'm sorry. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> the turning point came on january 7th at a local diner in portsmouth, new hampshire. clinton was asked a simple question. what gets you up every day? >> this is very personal for me. it's not just political, it's not just public. i see what's happening. we have to reverse it. >> what do you remember about feeling in that moment? >> i'd been through a grueling campaign and there had been ups and there had been downs and it was incredibly intensely exhausting, physically and emotionally and every other way.
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and i lot of the emotion that had been there but suppressed because you had to get up every day, do ten events, travel a thousand miles just came flooding out and -- >> i imagine that was liberating. >> it was surprising. >> well, you're human and we all have emotions. >> don't tell anybody. that's one of the best kept secrets. >> huge wins tonight for hillary clinton and john mccain. >> that gave her a lot of energy and focus to continue the fight. >> i found my own voice. >> and her sense of humor. >> thank you for coming. i love your outfit. >> well, i love your outfit. but i do want the earrings back. >> oh, okay. >> now she campaigned like a challenger, not an incumbent. >> there were instances where we'd stay at the same hotel. we'd get there at 10 and she
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would get there at midnight. we would leave at 8 and she'd have left at 7. and it was extraordinary to watch. >> clinton turned up the heat. >> shame on you, barack obama! >> her debate performances were more aggressive. we finally did the 3 a.m. spot that would become iconic. >> it's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep but there's a phone in the white house and it's ringing. >> and chelsea clinton emerged as a force on the trail. >> i wound up doing like more than 400 events in less than six months. i think in 40 states. sometimes two people showed up, sometimes 1,200 people showed up. >> some called it the chelsea effect. whenever she appeared, the gap between her mother and obama seemed to shrink. >> i need to go tell anyone and everyone who may have an iota of interest in listening to me why i'm so passionately supporting my mom as a daughter, as a
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democrat, as an american. >> oh, i think she'll be more than the voice of change. >> the tide slowly started to turn, but there was not enough time to catch up. june 3rd, 2008, the last day of democratic primaries. clinton took south dakota. >> i will be the democratic nominee. >> but obama won enough delegates to clinch the nomination. it was over. hillary clinton responded with the speech of a lifetime. >> although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it. >> i was so proud of how just graceful and gracious she was and how full of gratitude she was for everyone who was in that old post office building, who
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to avoid reporters, while obama sent his press corps packing. >> it was only after the plane took off that we informed them that obama was not on the plane. this did not sit well with the press corps, by the way. >> i'm not going to get into details of his schedule. >> what do you remember about them arriving at your house, seeing each other for the first time after this hard-fought battle? >> i remember some strain. i had two chairs facing each other in the living room, and i left and went upstairs. and about 20 minutes, a half hour later i heard laughter and i said done. >> mission accomplished. >> mission accomplished. >> a good soldier, clinton campaigned hard for obama. >> the time is now to unite as a
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single party with a single purpose. >> after obama's victory, another surprise. he asked clinton to serve as his secretary of state. on february 2nd, 2009 -- >> i, hillary rodham clinton -- >> hillary clinton was sworn in. >> during the first couple of years, a lot of it was about rehabilitating our reputation in the world. >> raise your hand if you have a question. >> former adviser shapiro. >> she would always arrange for townerview, a combination of a town hall and interviewed and it enabled her to establish a real connection with the people of those countries. >> her mission, to meet not just world leaders, but also regular citizens was called people-to-people diplomacy. >> the young woman right there and the young man right there.
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>> and brought attention to important issues clinton had long supported -- women's rights, child welfare, the environment. >> oh, he's beautiful. >> but sometimes other tactics were required. >> secretary clinton and president obama were both in copenhagen. >> clinton's deputy chief of staff, jake sullivan was with them, helping to hammer out an agreement on climate change. but key delegations were conspicuously absent until someone suggested the chinese might be hiding in a conference room down the hall. >> and so the president and the secretary looked at each other and said, "let's go." >> are you ready or do you need to talk some more? it's up to you. >> president obama came to the door first and the chinese guards had their arms up and he sort of pushed his way through. then secretary clinton came up
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to the door and ducked under. >> they took seats at the table. hours later the foundations of a landmark climate change agreement were in place. but not everything went as planned. >> i wanted to present you with a little gift. >> there was this badly bungled moment with her russian counterpart. >> and that is we want to reset our relationship. we worked hard to get the right russian word. do you think we got it? >> you get it wrong. >> i got it wrong. >> as secretary of state, she could have had some kind of landmark moment and she never did. >> conservative commentator amanda carpenter said clinton made little impact. >> you talk to her people and they will say, well, she traveled around, she visited a lot of countries. that's not a signature achievement. >> but what happened in may of
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2011 was. >> when i became secretary of state, it's one of the things that i said to the president, that if there's any chance we can track and find bin laden, i think we have to do it. >> that chance came when intelligence said osama bin laden might be at a hideout in pakistan. >> it was a tough call because really experienced people looked at the intelligence differently. i became convinced that it was the right thing to do and made that recommendation to the president in that meeting. >> obama and clinton watched the mission unfold from the situation room. >> your heart was in your throat the whole time we were in there. i've never spent a more stressful 30-plus minutes in my life. >> remember, she was the senator from new york on 9/11, so this was personal to her. so getting bin laden i think
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was, for her, such an important way to close a chapter, a very painful chapter. >> not long after a more personal chapter was about to close with her mother dorothy. >> she was such a great support to me during my entire life but she lived with us the last ten years of her life so she was just there every day, and she gave me a lot of good feedback and advice. >> on november 1st, 2011, dorothy rodham passed away. >> when hillary was traveling as secretary of state, she'd leave the light on on the piano and wait for her to come home. the first time she went away after her mom died and she was coming back from a trip, i know she was upset about coming home to the house without her mom there. and bill and chelsea came in from new york to be in washington. >> ten months after her mother's
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death, clinton faced her greatest diplomatic crisis. september 11th, 2012. >> a radical islamic group -- >> armed men stormed the diplomatic outpost and cia annex in benghazi post in libya. four americans died, including ambassador chris stevens. >> the militants were apparently enraged -- >> conflicting reports immediately emerged. publicly the obama administration said what happened was the result of spontaneous protests. >> today we bring home four americans -- >> privately clinton referred to the assault as a, quote, planned attack. do you think that hillary clinton misled the country during benghazi? >> i think she went along with the obama administration in misleading the country, yes.
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>> years of investigations and hearings concluded that the state department should have taken much stronger security precautions and that intelligence warnings were ignored. investigators concluded clinton was not directly to blame, but she took responsibility in this cnn interview in 2012. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department, 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. >> the tragedy in benghazi -- >> that wasn't good enough for patricia smith, whose son, shawn, was killed that day. >> i blame hillary clinton personally for the death of my son. that's personally. >> how do you feel when relatives of the four americans killed that night continue to blame you personally for their deaths? >> well, i feel very sorry for them. i understand the grief that they still must be experiencing and
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i'm, you know, very sympathetic to their feelings. there have been nine independent investigations, most of them done by the other party and there's no basis for their feelings but that doesn't mean their feelings aren't real so i respect that. i just have to accept that, you know, one or two people are going to feel that way and that's their right and then the weight of the evidence is pretty clear about, you know, what was happening and what we were trying to manage at the time. >> in fact, the last of the investigations was revealed to also be politically motivated when the number two republican in the house said this -- >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. why? because she's untrustable. but no one would have known any
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of that had happened had we not thought and made something happen. >> benghazi remains a haunting legacy for clinton. >> you know, i would imagine i've thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> but the political fallout didn't keep her from running for president one more time. >> let's go out and make that promise to america. >> next. went up the waterspout. down came the rain... ...and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof.
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congratulations, chelsea. >> after stepping down from her post as america's top diplomat, hillary clinton soon added another title to her resume. grandma. >> being a grandmother, i imagine that's a big priority for her. >> i think it's the number-one priority for her. i mean, she facetimes with us every day. she's very hands-on. she changes diapers. she helps give charlotte her bottle before bed.
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and i have no doubt that that's the type of grandmother she would be. >> when you have grandchildren, you can really enjoy them and you can spend time thinking about their futures and i want every kid to have every opportunity to just go as far as their hard work and talent will take them, starting, of course, with my grandchildren, but i don't want to stop there. that's not enough. i want kids in our country to feel like the american dream is alive and well for them. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. >> in june of 2015, children were a centerpiece as clinton announced her second run for president. >> what do you think ultimately pushed her to run again? >> i think that she had unfinished business. in 2008, she was very much still running as bill clinton's third term. she was now emerging in her own right and i think that was very
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important to her. >> breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa. >> clinton won the iowa caucuses, but once again, a surprising challenger emerged. 74-year-old self-proclaimed democratic socialist, senator bernie sanders, finished a strong second. >> iowa, thank you. >> and the race was on. >> sanders was really able to create a grassroots movement. the clinton machine simply failed to see this coming and take it seriously, as did many in the press. [ crowd chanting "feel the bern" ] >> there was people involved in her in 2008 who had those moments, how could this happen again? the advantage they had, it happened before and they were better prepared. >> better prepared and better organized to amass the delegates needed to win the nomination. >> thank you so much, south
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carolina. >> by june, the clinton campaign's hard work had paid off. >> first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee. >> it is historic, but it's almost more than historic. this is profoundly important for not just the direction of our country but for women. >> but one big shadow still hung over the campaign. >> will you explain the e-mails, secretary clinton? >> back in march of 2015, a "new york times" report launched the investigation that would unravel throughout her campaign. clinton had used a private server as her only source of e-mail communication for official state department business. and it was not government sanctioned. >> looking back, it would have been better if i had simply used a second e-mail account, and
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carried a second phone, but at the time, this didn't seem like an issue. >> but it was an issue and the fbi launched an investigation. >> why was the use of a private e-mail server so problematic when she was secretary of state? >> "a," because it poses national security risk then also it's very clear that she put this offline so that no one else could see it and that just feeds into this perception that she's not trustworthy in your view. >> correct, because there's just been such a legacy of these kinds of scandals built up over time. >> the muddled response only made matters worse. >> there were different approaches, some were dismissive. >> did you wipe the server? >> like, what, with a cloth or something? >> some were remorseful. >> i used a single account for convenience. obviously, these years later, it doesn't look so convenient. >> but they weren't consistent. >> it would take six months
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before clinton said the words many had been waiting for. >> that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. >> if you look at polling, she took a big hit when that story surfaced in terms of those measures of trust, honesty. she's never fully recovered from that. >> how much personal responsibility do you take for those poll numbers showing people have a hard time trusting you? >> well, i think i have to take ultimate responsibility because clearly i am not communicating effectively. there is a disconnect between how i'm perceived when i'm doing a job, and how people are viewing me when i am seeking a job. >> just one month after clinton clinched her party's nomination, the fbi announced the results of its investigation. >> although we did not find clear evidence that secretary
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clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive highly classified information. >> though clinton would not face any criminal charges, and the court of public opinion, the jury was still out. >> you covered her for so many years. do you find that she has a problem with honesty and transparency? >> i think they're not the same thing. i think she does have a problem with transparency. every politician has some level of a problem with transparency, but the net effect doesn't really matter because that is how voters now see it is that she has honesty problems. >> the classic criticism is lack of authenticity, but i think it's a guardedness. i think there is a lot of scar tissue from the battles that she's fought. she's learned to be reserved. she's learn the that words can be used against you so use them very carefully. >> but yet that hurts her. >> it does hurt her.
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it does hurt her, but, you know, people are complicated. >> there's no one element that's the real hillary clinton. you're talking about a woman who likes to know how thick the ice is before she steps out on it. there is the engaging, warm, delightful, seductive hillary. so there are several hillary clintons. >> she's a complex person, but she's not the caricature, she's not the great heroine that her supporters think she is and she's not this evil person that her enemies think. >> there are so many versions of you out there. who is the real hillary clinton? >> just the same person i've always been. i am always amused by the various scenarios about me and the kinds of caricatures of me. again, i don't have a lot of
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control over that. i just get up every day, do what i believe is the right thing to do. i don't know anything else to do other than to be me. >> but do you ever see a version and say who is that person? >> all the time. i read things about me and i say, i wouldn't like her either. i mean, really, who is this person? >> it's so clear to me who my mother is. she's kind, hilarious, compassionate, warm, loving. she does have, i think, the best laugh. i wish more people could see that. and i wish more people in the kind of public advocacy side could recognize kind of her lifelong commitment to children and to families and that really has been the core thread of her life. >> the core of her life and the core of her mission. to break that final glass ceiling. >> please welcome chelsea clinton. >> that moment when your daughter was on stage and introduced you as her mother and the first female presidential nominee of a major party, what was that like for you? >> oh, my gosh. i was watching backstage and i thought, i'm such a lucky person no matter what happens, i just
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feel blessed. >> my mother, my hero, and our next president. hillary clinton. >> i was worried that i might just burst into tears. i really thought, oh my gosh, this is going to be so emotional. >> thank you for that amazing welcome. >> thinking about my mother, seeing my daughter, knowing that i was about to accept this nomination and the responsibility that went with it, was an overwhelming moment and i will never forget it. and so, my friends, it is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in america's promise, that i accept your nomination for president of the united states.
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the following is a cnn special report. he's the most unconventional candidate in modern history. >> i'm not using the lobbyist, i'm not using donors, i don't care. i'm really rich. >> an out cider. >> our politicians are stupid. >> he represents an earthquake in a box to washington, d.c. >> winning more primary votes than any republican ever. >> you've given me the honor to lead the republican party to victory this fall.


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