Multiple panelists on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” stated Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of only a private email system was not allowed.
Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor John Heilemann stated that Hillary was dragged “kicking and screaming” into her apology for using solely a personal email.
Co-host Willie Geist was then asked about his opinion on Clinton’s apology. He stated, “I knew we were going to get here eventually. I think she was obviously pushed in this direction. But I’m more with you, less about her tone, than with the allowed and semantic game about what was legal and what was allowed. There was a State Department policy nine months into her term that said it was not allowed, everything had to be captured on State Department servers and all her emails were not captured on State Department servers.”
Fellow co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough added that Clinton’s actions weren’t allowed.
Heilemann then stated, “She was allowed to have a personal email account. The way in which she managed it was not allowed by the standards of the administration” and that this point was “beyond dispute.”
He added, “the point that she’s now gotten to, does suggest that everything that she has said previously about the fact that no one’s paying attention, it hasn’t affected my campaign, none of this has mattered, no one cares, that that has all been a lie. Because, the truth is that if no one was paying attention, and their focus groups weren’t telling them what they were telling them, and the polling wasn’t showing what it’s showing, she would have never done what she did yesterday.”
(h/t RNC Research)
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