Brokaw: Astonished, Stunned by Hillary’s ‘Huge’ Email Mistake

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw discussed the controversy involving the FBI’s investigation over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. He said he was “astonished” by what a “huge mistake” she made.

Brokaw said, “She’s made some huge mistakes in my judgment. And that wonderful interview that Andrea initiated, and typically of Andrea went right after the issue. When she said, I didn’t think about the effect of e-mail, I was stunned, I mean, we were deep into the digital age at that point. she’s secretary of state.”

He continued, “I believe she was presumptuous is what I believe. A lot of people believe she’s presumptuous. where were the security people at the State Department saying, Madam Secretary, you have to have a secure server over here. You can have something off to the left like Colin Powell did. But at this point to suggest the secretary of state, as much as she was around, didn’t think about the possibility of hacking just astonishes me. And I think it takes away from her big argument, ‘I’ve been there, done that, I know what I’m doing.'”

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