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MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where skepticism about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State has been surprisingly abundant, continued to delve into the issue on Wednesday. The National Journal’s Ron Fournier said of the Clinton campaign that “they’ve been holding back the truth and deceiving us” on the matter.

Fournier was asked by Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough what he has been able to figure out:

Nothing really, because they haven’t been telling us the truth. They’ve been holding back the truth and deceiving us.

Look, we don’t know and may never know what was in the emails that was deleted and whether there was any original wrongdoing on our behalf as secretary of state. We could even posit and assume that there wasn’t any wrongdoing as far as all the rumors out there and that kind of thing.

But what we do know is it was bad government and against regulations, at least nine months into her term, to have a covert server that took all of our email out of the public domain. We do know that was an abrogation of the Freedom of Information Act. that went around congressional’s right and responsibility for oversight, and we know that the only reason we found out about this was because of a congressional investigation.

So this is all self-inflicted wounds. This is all stuff that she put up, caused her own problem and I’m having a hard time feeling sorry for the poor Hillary Clinton campaign.

Fournier also said that he had several questions he would like Clinton to answer relating to the email server and that until she does, “there’s going to be a layer of doubt over her campaign.”

Clinton’s lack of honesty is a problem with the public, as has been shown by several polls on her trustworthiness. But if her level of dishonesty is even too much for the liberal media, then she will have a very difficult path to the presidency.


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