Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee, on Sunday was unable to answer when questioned if the former secretary of state lied to the American public about sending classified information via email.
After playing a montage of Hillary Clinton and FBI Director James Comey that for all intents and purposes indicated that Clinton lied to the American public, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd said, “[Clinton] seems to be conflating what she said to the FBI and what she said to the American public. Can you conclude here whether or not Secretary Clinton lied to the American public about sending and receiving classified email?” (RELATED: CNN’s Tapper Calls Out Clinton For Email Lies: You’re Not Entitled ‘To Your Own Facts’ [VIDEO])
“Chuck, let me just say this, I’m going to jump right to the punch line,” Kaine claimed. “I heard Hillary Clinton say over and over again when I’ve been sitting next to her and when I’ve watch her on TV that with respect to the emails, I made a mistake and I’ve learned something and I wouldn’t do it again and I’ve heard her apologize.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton: I ‘Short-Circuited’ With My Email Answers [VIDEO])
“I did hear that back and forth and I think Chris Wallace and Hillary were sort of talking past each other last week. She was saying what Director Comey acknowledged to be true, that when she spoke to the FBI, when she was talking to the FBI thought her answers in that setting were truthful.” (RELATED: Hillary, Chris Wallace Spar Over Her Classified Emails [VIDEO])
“Chris might have been asking her a different question,” Kaine argued. “But the bottom line is this, she made a mistake and she said over and over again I made a mistake and I’ve learned from it and I’m going to fix it and I apologize for it.” (RELATED: Comey Confirms Hillary Clinton Lied To The Public About Her Emails [VIDEO])
In the end, Kaine did not answer Todd’s question, “Can you conclude here whether or not Secretary Clinton lied to the American public about sending and receiving classified email?”