Chuck Todd on Thursday tore into Hillary Clinton’s handling of her private email server saying it is “going to do nothing to help her politically.”
Todd, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” further stated Hillary’s reluctant cooperation did “nothing to help sort of get rid of the taint that they were, they were looking for something to hide and instead it looks like that they are reluctantly cooperating with an investigation.”
Panelist and New York Times political correspondent Nicholas Confessore further degraded the Clinton campaign’s response saying, “if the FBI is looking into your handling of e-mail, like you know it’s bad news. You can’t spin that.”
Brzezinski: A new Monmouth poll shows the political toll, about half polled say her e-mails should be subject to investigation over the potential release of classified information and while the same number say ‘It was just a matter of convenience,’ 38% of people believe Clinton was hiding something. The poll also shows her favorables upside down by ten points. Chuck todd, unpack all this. I kind of feel like it backs up the point i was making about Trump. I just, I just I think i went on for three minutes there trying to tell this story.
Todd: No you did, and Mika, please, we all knew this moment was coming. Six months ago at some point the server was gonna get, was going to end up in the hands of somebody and why they made it so that it got dragged out of them rather than early on them being pro-active, you know, this is, this is now going to do nothing to help her politically. Nothing to help sort of get rid of the taint that they were, they were looking for something to hide and instead it looks like that they are reluctantly cooperating with an investigation. They’re not happy about it. But all right. ‘Here you go. Here it is. Oh and by the way, it’s blank. Good luck.’ They could have done this six months ago.
Matt Lewis: Can I point out the spin too? The spin is, if you read what the Clinton staffers are putting out, you know they’re saying this is nonsense. They are playing it up as if it’s a partisan witch-hunt like the vast right wing conspiracy. I mean, this is the Obama Administration’s IG, the Obama Administration’s Justice Department, the Obama Administration’s FBI that are looking into this and the Clinton Campaign is playing it up as if somehow Newt Gingrich is somehow secretly behind this. Unbelievable.
Confessore: If the FBI is looking into your handling of e-mail, like you know it’s bad news. You can’t spin that. It’s the FBI and they have your e-mail server and they wanted it. And now it’s blank.