Mika Brzezinski blasted Hillary Clinton’s campaign defense of her private email system asking, “Why do they keep saying something that is not true?”
Brzezinski made the comments on “Morning Joe” Friday in the aftermath of a hearing for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit where the judge said, “We wouldn’t be here if the employee had followed government policy.”
Joe Scarborough answered Brzezinski’s questions by saying, “There was a 2009 regulation that required that you had to keep your emails contained and preserved, especially for FOIA, the purposes of FOIA at the agency.”
Mika Brzezinski: A federal judge says that Hillary Clinton did not follow government email policy for using her personal email for State Department business. At a hearing over a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the judge said, “We wouldn’t be here today if the employee had followed government policy.” The judge even opened the possibility the FBI could expand its search to include emails Clinton may have deleted. He also called on the FBI to hand over to State any emails recovered from the server not yet in the State Department’s possession. The hearing was spurred over questions of Huma Abedin’s work at the same time at both the State Department and in the private sector. Clinton has long said that she turned over all relevant documents. Her campaign staff have said her use of a personal email account was consistent with her predecessors and permissible under department policy at the time.
Joe Scarborough: Wow. You know, Donny…
Brzezinski: Well, is it or isn’t it? Cause they say it is. Hillary Clinton’s staff says it was permissible under department policy. Is that true? Why do they keep saying that?
Scarborough: No, that is not true.
Brzezinski: Why do they keep saying something that is not true?
Scarborough: There was a 2009 regulation that required that you had to keep your emails contained and preserved, especially for FOIA, the purposes of FOIA at the agency.