Obama Calling Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server A “Mistake” & A “Legitimate” Issue Dominates The Morning Shows
Yesterday, during an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” President Obama called Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server “a mistake” and “a legitimate” issue. This was the first time that the Obama administration has gone on the record calling Clinton’s use of a private email server a mistake, though it has long been reported the administration felt frustrated behind closed doors.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe quickly pounced on these remarks by the president to justify their months of questioning the Clinton campaign on this issue. Campaign surrogates have often dismissed their concerns as an illegitimate line of questioning.
Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin reported that “the president, the vice president, and other people at the White House are not pleased with the way she [Hilary Clinton] handled her email.”
The morning shows all covered President Obama’s remarks.
NBC’s Today Show:
ABC’s Good Morning America:
CBS’s This Morning:
Making matters worse for Hillary Clinton is a new CBS News poll showing Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating at its highest since 1992.
It would seem the once-prohibitive favorite to be the Democratic nominee enters Tuesday’s Democratic debate anything but.