On Sunday morning’s edition of Meet the Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called on Hillary Clinton to “come out” with the truth about her emails after it emerged last week that she had used a private email address for all of her correspondence as Secretary of State, against department policy.
Her emails were on a private account, in a private Internet domain whose server was based in the Clintons’ residence in Chappaqua, New York, raising questions of legality and transparency.
“What would you like Secretary Clinton to do to clear this up?” host Chuck Todd asked Feinstein, a key figure on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“Actually, what I would like is for her to come forward and say just what the situation is. Because she is the pre-eminent political figure right now. She is the leading candidate–whether it be Republican or Democrat00to be the next president. And I think that she needs to step up, and come out, and state exactly what the situation is.”
“I think from this point on, the silence is going to hurt her,” Feinstein concluded.
The scandal has drawn rare attention from the Beltway media, which is usually inclined to ignore controversy around Hillary Clinton–largely giving her a pass in the Benghazi scandal, for example. Though many predict that Hillary Clinton will escape this scandal, as she has escaped so many in the past, some–like Mark Halperin of Time magazine–say that Clinton is no longer the presidential frontrunner.