Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Hillary Clinton “should know better” about not having classified information in emails.
Monday on Fox News’ “Special Report” with Brett Baier, Cheney said Clinton’s decision to use a private email server “raises questions in my mind anyway about the fitness of Secretary Clinton’s service as commander in chief.” (RELATED: Rep. Issa: FBI ‘Would Like To Indict Both Huma [Abedin] And Hillary Clinton’)
Asked about the almost 1700 emails that are now classified on Clinton’s private email server, Cheney said, “All I know is what I see in the press, but it’s a very serious matter.” (RELATED: Reports: Some Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails Are ‘Too Damaging’ To National Security To Release)
“You have a secretary of state who should know better, all of us who hold those positions, I did at Defense or as vice president. You’re briefed thoroughly and reminded constantly of the sensitivity of the materials you’re dealing with,” Cheney said.
“I do not understand why they set up a separate system. I have never heard an explanation of why she needed a personal email that was in fact had classified information into [sic] it. I you look at what happened in other cases, Sandy Berger, who was Bill Clinton’s assistant during his years he got into trouble mishandling classified information at the National Archives,” he said. “We saw what happened to General Petraeus. I think this is a matter that is very serious and needs to be pursued. And it does raise questions in my mind anyway about the fitness of Secretary Clinton’s service as commander in chief.”