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Hillary Clinton's political career has been anything but smooth.

The former Secretary of State continuously denies claims attacking her character, leadership and integrity as a leader.

But there seems to be a pattern in Clinton's responses to incidents like her email scandal or the Benghazi terror attacks in 2012 — she pleads ignorance.

When she sent classified information from a private email account during her time as Secretary of State, she told CNN:

I thought it was allowed. I knew past secretaries of state used personal email. They [the rules] were not a model of clarity and it seems like there is still more work to do on that.”

When the Benghazi terror attack killed four Americans in 2012, Clinton testified that she never received the hundreds of emails warning of the attack. Here's an exchange between Clinton and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) in 2015:

Pompeo: “I’m sorry, yes ma’am. Related to Benghazi and Libya. Do you know how many [security requests] there were?”

Clinton: “No.”

Pompeo: “Ma’am, there were just over 100 plus. In the 2nd quarter, do you know how many there were?”

Clinton: “No, I do not.”

Pompeo: “Ma’am there were 172ish – might have been 171 or 173.…How many were there in July and August and then in that week and few days before the attacks? Do you know?”

Clinton: “There were a number of them. I know that.”

Pompeo: “Yes, ma’am – 83 by our count. That’s over 600 requests. You’ve testified this morning that you’ve had none of those reach your desk. Is that correct also?

Clinton: “That’s correct.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images

When Clinton took $675,000 in speaking fees from Wall Street, she claimed, at the time, she “didn't know” she would run for president. In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper this past February, she explained:

Clinton: “To be honest I wasn't — I wasn't committed to running. I didn't know whether I would or not.”

Cooper: “You didn't think you were going to run for president again?”

Clinton: “I didn't. You know when I was Secretary of State several times I said, 'you know I think I'm done.' And you know, so many people came to me, started talking to me.”

When the DNC's emails were hacked and countless messages focused on derailing Sanders' campaign, Clinton revealed on CBS's “60 Minutes” that she was in the dark:

No I didn't know anything about it and I haven't read any of those [emails.]”

Hillary Clinton is expected to give her acceptance speech at the DNC Thursday as she secures the Democratic nomination for president of the United States of America.