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ABC’s Vega: Clinton Criticized Trump For Talking About Classified Briefings, But She Did The Same In 2008

On Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” ABC News anchor and Senior National Correspondent Cecilia Vega stated that while Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for publicly discussion classified security briefings, “when she ran for president in 2008, she too made public comments about receiving classified briefings.”

Vega said that both candidates are under fire for statements they made over the past few days. She said, after playing a clip of Trump stating that he opposed the Iraq War, and citing an article from Esquire magazine in 2004, “Trump is actually on record supporting the war, and as for that Esquire magazine article, in it Trump called the war a ‘mess’, but he never explicitly opposed it. The magazine’s editor now says Trump is ‘completely misrepresenting what he said’.”

She continued, “Clinton under fire too, for what she said about Trump’s public discussion of his classified security briefings.” Vega then played video of Clinton saying, “I would never comment on any aspect of an intelligence briefing that I received.

Vega then stated, “But it turns out, when she ran for president in 2008, she too made public comments about receiving classified briefings.”

Vega then played a clip from Clinton in 2008 saying, “We finally were able to secure a briefing.” And the briefing “did not inspire confidence in our readiness to do this important task of withdrawing our troops and equipment.”

Vega added, “Well, her camp says that Clinton received a policy briefing versus Trump’s intelligence briefing, and they say now, Robin, that that comparison there is unfair.”

(h/t GOP War Room)

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