CNN anchor Carol Costello cut off Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein on Monday after she questioned Hillary Clinton’s “competency” to be president “if she wasn’t aware that she was violating State Department rules” regarding her sending classified email.
Appearing on “CNN Newsroom,” host Carol Costello asked Stein,”Do you believe that Mrs. Clinton should face criminal charges for using her private email server?” (RELATED: FBI Recommends ‘NO CHARGES’ For Hillary Clinton [VIDEO])
“There are many experts in the field actually who say that intent is not part of the justification for proceeding for the investigation, the question is whether top secret information was put at risk, regardless of the intent. So I think that’s a matter that deserves public discussion,” Stein said.
“But there is much more that is coming to public attention about Hillary Clinton’s behavior, including the recent revelations about favors bestowed on the Clinton Foundation donors who got special deals, who got state partnerships, weapons deals for the Saudis who were major contributors and indeed, the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves to a Russian-controlled company,” Stein said. “So there are many questions that have been raised about Senator Clinton’s behavior while being Secretary of State.”(RELATED: ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS’ — FBI Director Comey Says Clinton Mishandled Classified Info [VIDEO])
“So let me ask you this, going back to these FBI notes being turned over to a congressional oversight committee, do you think that that oversight committee they should open an investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s private e-mail server,” Costello asked. (RELATED: Comey Confirms Hillary Clinton Lied To The Public About Her Emails [VIDEO])
“Yes, I do because we’re talking about state secrets and these are the highest level of state secrets that were put at risk, when it is known that the protections for her email were extremely inadequate,” Stein replied.
“And in fact, orders were being issued from her office to others in the secretary of State Department to do the exact opposite of what she was doing,” Stein said. “So certainly, you know, if she wasn’t aware that she was violating State Department rules, it raises real issues about her competency. But I think the bigger issue here –“ (RELATED: CNN’s Cuomo Addresses The Claim He And The Rest Of The Media Give Clinton A ‘Pass’ [VIDEO])
Interrupting Stein’s answer, Costello said, “And before you go, I do want to ask you about this notion that the election is rigged.”