On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal dodged repeated questions on whether he had been interviewed by the FBI over Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email conduct.
Blumenthal answered a question on whether he had been interviewed by the FBI with, “Well, thank you, Chris. My feeling about this is that I’m as eager as anybody for this to be resolved, and what I would like for this to — is for this to be completely transparent, and for the Department of Justice to finally issue its report. I have been urging transparency. I urged that my deposition before the Benghazi Committee be made public the second I walked out. I wanted it to be a public hearing and not a private one. So, I’m in favor of complete transparency in this process, and a very quick resolution so that we can see that, in my view, in my understanding, there’s no –.”
After host Chris Matthews cut in to ask a second time if Blumenthal if he had been interviewed by the FBI, Blumenthal said, “Well, I’m — you know, I really don’t want to talk about an ongoing inquiry right now.”
Matthews then asked, “You can’t say whether you’ve been interviewed or not? Why not?”
Blumenthal answered, “No, I — well, my feeling about it is that,, let’s wait and see at the end, and see what happens to everybody involved in it, and see what the resolution is, and then I would like to see the Department of Justice issue a very transparent report.”
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