Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden dodged questions about emails published by WikiLeaks during a Thursday morning interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
Cuomo noted that in the emails Tanden — a longtime Hillary Clinton advisor — wrote “[Hillary’s] inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem (more so than honesty).”
“This is interesting to hear that inside, you guys were having the same discussion that people were having outside,” Cuomo continued. “What happened when you said these things to Podesta and others?”
Instead of answering the question, Tanden chose to instead criticize anyone who decided to read the inner workings of the Clinton campaign.
“I’m just not going to play that. I’m sorry,” she told Cuomo. “Any email I sent was personal from my personal account to someone else’s personal account. I was not on the campaign. I was a formal outside adviser with my own thoughts, and so honestly, I’m just telling you right now, Chris, that the reality of this is that i think Marco Rubio is right about this.”
” People should not be using this as weaponizing the emails or personal emails of anyone and sending them,” she added before Cuomo cut her off.
“Neera, if this had been Kellyanne Conway to Dave Bossie, you would be giving me all your deepest thoughts about it right now,” Cuomo stated. “You don’t like it because it’s your email. You’re ducking it. You’re not having high ground.”