July 26, 2016

Clinton Earns a “Rare Rebuke” From Pelosi On Email Scandal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is one of the biggest partisans in Congress. That is what makes her recent comments about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal so significant. Pelosi’s willingness to criticize Clinton for sending classified information on her unsecure email server shows the magnitude of the scandal. First, Pelosi said that even one email sent that contained classified information would have been too many. Clinton had 110:

“Pelosi emphasized that the number of sensitive emails are a drop in the bucket relative to those scrutinized by federal investigators — 110 of the roughly 30,000 emails Clinton turned over to the State Department were classified, according to the FBI. But even that, Pelosi said, is ‘too many.’ ‘There should not even be one,’ the Democratic leader said during a press briefing in the Capitol.” 

Pelosi then alluded to the fact that she was not “comfortable” with the email scandal:

“‘The secretary has said she made a mistake, she wouldn’t do it that way again,” Pelosi said. “Am I comfortable with it? Secretary Clinton … is going to be the president of the United States.’ But of the sensitive emails ‘in question,’ Pelosi conceded, ‘It would be better if they weren’t.’”

As Clinton surrogates try to disarm the tough questions about Clinton’s email scandal, the fact that Pelosi was troubled by Clinton’s reckless handling of classified information, should Clinton surrogates cause for concern.