Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” host Megyn Kelly went after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the evolving scandal that while head of the State Department, Clinton exclusively emailed all official State Department emails using her private email account with private servers maintained at her residence.
Kelly noted that means whether or not Clinton is in compliance with the Federal Records Act is determined by the “word of the Clinton team.
“That’s not how it’s supposed to work,” she continued. “The federal agencies are supposed to have all these documents. They’ll screen them. They’ll take out the personal ones. Someone could be held accountable. Right now it’s just Hillary’s people whose word upon which we apparently must rely.”
She added, “It’s not just the — you can have private email, it’s what you do with the email thereafter is what’s the problem. Federal law makes it a crime punishable by up to three years in prison if someone has records and “willfully and unlawfully conceals or destroys such records.” Did she conceal those records for years when those seven committees were demanding to see her personal correspondence?”
After running a clip of Hillary Clinton criticizing the Bush Administration over secret emails, Kelly continued, “What a hypocrite. It’s obvious.”
Kelly ended the segment, which featured Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry, Judge Andrew Napolitano and “The Five” co-host Dana Perino, by speaking directly to a State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.
“Tonight, they will not be going back and examining whether her [Clinton’s] e-mails were produced in response to FOIA, Freedom of Information requests that have already come in,” she said. “I have news for you Marie. Yes, you will be doing that trust me once the lawyers get a hold of you your going to be doing it.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN