MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell appeared on “Now w/Alex Wagner” to harshly criticize his fellow liberals’ reaction to the Clinton email scandal, accusing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of designing her email system specifically to defy the law. (VIDEO: MSNBC Host Challenges Media Matters Founder’s Flimsy Defense Of Hillary)
O’DONNELL: You know what’s funny to me about this is a lot of people in Liberal World today are using the Bush standard, something they normally find abhorrent on everything, including what you order for dinner. They’re using the Bush standard as the defense of Hillary. Bush’s e-mails were legally available to everyone. Hillary Clinton’s system was designed to defy Freedom of Information Act requests, which is designed to defy the law.
The Freedom of Information Act and all this government transparency transparency, which we obviously care about a lot more than voters do– that was a decades-long liberal crusade. It was liberals pushing on this from the Nixon administration forward to say, ‘There’s see much nasty stuff backstage, we have to find out how this is really working.’ So every one of these regulations– the regulation that Hillary Clinton was defying is a liberal regulation. It is of a liberal spirit.