Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post blasted Hillary Clinton, saying the email scandal “feels like the kind of stories they [general public] didn’t like about the last time the Clintons were in office which is the paranoia, the believing that rules don’t apply to them.”
Appearing on “Morning Joe” Friday, Cillizza stated that “no Secretary of State had only ever only used a private e-mail account.”
Joe Scarborough: Never once does she say that she made the decision of what e-mails to delete. It was my lawyers, my staff, my whatever. It’s very general. And she will never say, because we know, we know from the fact that every press conference she talks about she pushes it off on somebody else who deleted the e-mails. That we know she did look at the e-mails. But at the same time, she then comes back and says I can guarantee you personally that there were no classified emails in there. No, she can’t. Because she’s telling us she had nothing to do with the selection and deletion of those e-mails. All of this parsing just doesn’t add up to a story that even the press can buy.
Chris Cillizza: No. The problem is, let’s put the email legality aside which is a big problem and you shouldn’t necessarily put is aside. Let’s just put it aside for political purposes. The big problem here is what Chuck is talking about. Is that it plays in, do I think the average person knows, okay, well, she used a private email account and that was exclusive and no one, no one had, no Secretary of State had only ever only used a private e-mail account and private e-mail server. No, I don’t think they don’t know that. What do they know? This feels like the kind of stories they didn’t like about the last time the Clintons were in office which is the paranoia, the believing that rules don’t apply to them, the surrounding themselves with people who no one said you know what, Secretary Clinton, “Let’s set up the State Department e-mail, you’ll only use is sparingly. Let’s just set it up because let’s just not have a private email server.”