As the political director at MSNBC, Chuck Todd is known for being a shameless liberal. That’s why it came as a huge surprise this week when he came for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a bombshell accusation.
Todd was able to land the first live interview with Clinton after the State Department inspector general turned on her with a shocking report. If Clinton thought Todd would have her back, however, she was sadly mistaken.
At the conclusion of the interview, Todd determined that the “only logical reason” for the use of her private email system was to avoid federal records laws.
“She doesn’t have a good answer for these emails,” Todd said on air to his MSNBC counterpart Andrea Mitchell.
The report concluded that Clinton bypassed basic security protocol and agency regulations by utilizing a private, secretive email system.
Todd asked Clinton about an email exchange with one of her aides, Huma Abedin, in November 2010, in which she said she did not want to begin using a government email account because of the possibility of her personal emails being “accessible.”
“Nobody wants their personal emails made public,” Clinton told Todd. “That is, I think, a very common if not unanimous feeling among people.”
Todd told Mitchell that he doesn’t believe Clinton has yet to provide a good answer about her email situation.
Instead, he believes there is only one reason why Clinton opted for the private email server.
“Convenience isn’t (the reason), because it’s not a convenient thing to have a server in your house,” Todd said. “No, it’s making it so that it’s outside the reach of the federal records law. You cannot look at it any other way. That’s the only logical reason to do it.”
Todd believes that Clinton is going to start doing more one-on-one interviews, not just to clarify her position on the email situation, but also because Trump has such a large presence on television news programs.
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