August 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server And Falling Poll Numbers Have Yet Again Dominated The Morning News

Controversy over Clinton’s private server stirred anew last night as news broke that the server did in fact contain “Top Secret” material. In addition, the Clinton campaign announced that they would be handing over her private email server and thumb drive to the Department of Justice after growing concern over the security of classified information.

This morning, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported that, “despite her repeated past denials, the intelligence community’s Inspector General now says two of her emails should have been classified ‘Top Secret,’ the highest level of U.S. intelligence.”

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist brought up how these investigations have become more serious, and “the Clinton campaign has tried to swat this entire story away as partisan. Right? But if you have the F.B.I, the Justice Department, the Inspector General… Those are not partisan organizations.”

While Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin concluded that no matter what the outcomes of these investigations are, it won’t be good for the Clinton campaign.

CBS’ This Morning led their broadcast with the news too:

Also breaking late last night was a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll that showed Sen. Bernie Sanders is now leading Clinton 44-37% among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire. With all the attention his campaign events have received the last couple of days, this morning there seemed to be little surprise about Sanders eliminating a once 60-point Clinton lead in the state.