Chuck Todd ridiculed Hillary’s campaign, saying, “they’re trying to sort of gum this up for the masses.”
Todd, host of “Meet the Press,” appeared on “Morning Joe” Friday and said, “There’s not an “R” next to the FBI. There’s not an “R” next to the federal judge. They can’t just put this up on House Republicans as they hope too and turn this into a partisan thing.”
Mika Brzezinski: Clinton has long said she turned over all relevant documents. Her campaign staff have said that her use of a personal e-mail account was consistent with her predecessors and permissible under Department policy at the time.
Joe Scarborough: Which, of course, is simply not true and runs completely counter to what the federal judge said yesterday. And Chuck Todd this is just one of those political, I don’t know if we call them scandals, dustup, controversies that just won’t go away for the candidate. Now, you know usually something explodes politically and everybody hunkers down and then they’re like let’s give it two, three, four days to pass by. This is a snowball rolling down the hill. And it just seems to keep rolling down more every day.
Chuck Todd: And can I just say the campaign is doing this. They’re parsing the words so carefully. They’re being so, they’re trying to say well there wasn’t a federal law, right? So they’re using, they’re picking words very carefully. Regulation versus law, versus policy. Because you know, they’re trying to sort of gum this up for the masses a little bit. But the fact of the matter is the federal judge said what he did. The FBI is doing what it’s doing. There’s not an “R” next to the FBI. There’s not an “R” next to the federal judge. They can’t just put this up on House Republicans as they hope too and turn this into a partisan thing. And I think the legal parsing of words that they’re trying so hard to do is just feeding this old narrative of Clinton World.