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Mark Steyn: Hillary’s Email Excuse ‘Doesn’t Pass The Smell Test’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Mark Steyn blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on “Hannity” Tuesday night, saying her excuses for using a private email during her tenure were “not even good spin” and “doesn’t pass the smell test.” (VIDEO: Reporter Asks Hillary Clinton The World’s Stupidest Question)

Host Sean Hannity began by playing two clips demonstrating a seeming contradiction on Clinton’s story. In the first clip from the U.N. press conference, Clinton told reporters that she used a private email to avoid having to use two devices. But in an earlier statement made two weeks earlier, Clinton told a Silicon Valley audience that she used two devices. (VIDEO: Hillary: I Had Two Phones, No, One Phone!)

“Well, this is Queen Mary Antoinette,” Steyn said. “Instead of ‘let them eat cake,’ it’s ‘let them eat spin,’ and not even good spin at that.”

“This doesn’t pass any kind of smell test,” he continued. “We’re supposed to be impressed because she turned over 55,000 emails. That works out to about 38 a day while she was secretary of state. The average person in business receives something like 121 business emails a day. So this supposedly high number of emails that she’s turned over doesn’t sound right to me, doesn’t pass the smell test.” (VIDEO: Mark Steyn: Obama Thinks He’s Running ‘One-Man State’)

“And everything else, she says she deleted after the State Department requested her emails!” Steyn said. “So she, rather than any government guidelines, has been the arbiter of what emails she’s willing to let into the public record. And Americans are the chumps of the planet for putting up with this.”

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