‘It’s August’: White House Downplays Hillary Email Disaster

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest makes a brief statement before taking reporters' questions in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House June 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. Earnest took an optimistic perspective on the defeat of legislation in the House of Representatives that would have moved …
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The White House downplayed the reaction from the media and democrats who are questioning Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances even after her disastrous response to her major email server scandal.

“It’s August of 2015 and the election is not until November of 2016,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest replied when questioned by reporters about their confidence in Hillary during the White House press briefing.

Earnest admitted he was “reluctant” to comment on the issue, citing the ongoing investigation from law enforcement officials. When asked if the White House had it’s own concerns about her activity, Earnest reassured reporters that she had acted in the “spirit” of transparency.

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