It’s on record: FBI Director James Comey said flat-out that Hillary Clinton sent and received classified information on her private email server. But if you ask anyone from Team Clinton about it, “that’s simply not true.”
Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook is the latest Hillaryite to express his full-fledged denial of the FBI’s findings:
“You’d understand this, that’s simply not true,” [Mook] said. “You just don’t send classified information over the unclassified system.”
“You would understand this: the FBI director said she did,” [MSNBC host Joe] Scarborough shot back.
In reply, Mook again ignored the FBI’s finding that more than 100 email threads contained classified information that was classified at the time they were sent. Instead, he argued that the FBI didn’t believe anyone knew it was classified.
“What the director of the FBI testified was that he did not see a basis to believe that she knew the information in question was classified when she received it,” he said. “That’s what he said.”
That further confused Scarborough, who noted that FBI Director James Comey said explicitly that Clinton and her team were “extremely careless” in how they handled classified information.
“Was I watching an alternate hearing?” he asked. “Because it seems to me he said just the opposite, that a reasonable person would have known?”
Mook stopped just short of accusing Comey of lying. But we all know who’s more likely to be the Pinocchio in this situation.
Clinton Campaign Manager Mook defends Clinton’s latest interview on her emails https://t.co/Zf3I8jSJzK
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 1, 2016