On Wednesday, the Morning Joe crew erupted over the revelation that notes from Hillary Clinton’s interviews with the FBI are being given to a congressional committee for review. According to guest Adam Schiff, a Democratic Congressman from California who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, this “opens a Pandora’s box of requests from Congress.” Bloomberg Politics Editor, Mark Halperin, believes it is one of the “most horrible precedents” he’s seen in a long time.
On Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the FBI turning over notes on Hillary Clinton's email server testimony to Congress, and whether GOP candidate Donald Trump will manage to successfully use the email issue against her, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo at one point complained about Trump accusing the media of bias against him as the CNN anchor declared that the GOP candidate was "made in large part by the amount of attention he got from the media."
The New Day co-host went on to recall that "We've juiced him to get into this race because we thought it would be exciting, he was given a pass on a lot of the stuff that came out of his mouth early on," before sarcastically adding, "and now he's a victim of the press."
While a guest on Monday's MSNBC Live program, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean could barely control his anger when host Kate Snow asked: “Donald Trump is zeroing in” on Hillary Clinton's “use of the term 'short-circuited.' Why is she struggling to answer those questions about her e-mail?”
Dean, who is best known for his “Dean Scream” on January 19, 2004, after suffering a serious loss in the presidential primary, responded: “I don't think she's struggling. She's answered” questions on that topic “9,000 times.”
CNN's Brianna Keilar acknowledged the obvious about Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal on Monday's New Day. Chris Cuomo pointed out Mrs. Clinton's latest "short-circuited" explanation about her debunked claim about FBI Director James Comey's testimony on the issue. Cuomo underlined that she "teed this up" for Donald Trump. Keilar replied, "She didn't stick to what she had been saying all along. And I wonder if part of that is because the explanation still, to this day...is not that great about the e-mails."
Kristen Welker stood out on Friday's NBC Nightly News as the only Big Three journalist that spotlighted how Hillary Clinton returned to using one of her discredited statements about her e-mail scandal. Welker reported how Clinton's attempt to "clarify" her "debunked" spin on what FBI Director James Comey disclosed about the issue. She added that the Democrat "then [brought] back one of her previous explanations" — that she "never sent or received anything that was marked classified." The journalist countered this by playing a clip of Comey himself retorting, "That's not true."
Showing how much the liberal media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton in this election, reporters at the joint conference of National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Friday afternoon wildly applauded Clinton’s far-left answers to a slew of softball questions about immigration, the electorate, and even whether she has any black friends.
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein visibly winced after co-host Chris Cuomo asserted that Hillary Clinton did not break the law with the handling of classified email, as Bernstein recalled that FBI Director James Comey did not exonerate her on whether she in practice broke the law. After Bernstein painted Dr. Ben Carson's speech attacking Clinton as "preposterous," Cuomo suggested that is was "preposterous" for Republican convention goers to believe she "knowingly sent classified information to people who were unsecure." As Bernstein began decrying her handling of her work email as "indefensible," Cuomo jumped in to defend her.
MSNBC host, NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and senior Clinton apologist Andrea Mitchell offered her latest Clinton spin on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention (RNC) by whining that the Clinton scandals ranging from Whitewater to Hillary’s e-mail scandal “will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the conspiracy theorists.”
FBI Director James Comey has given Hillary Clinton something better than a get out of jail free card. He's protected her from indictment by recommending to the Department of Justice that she not be prosecuted for her and her staff's "extremely careless" handling of emails on private servers that included documents classified as "top secret," "secret" and "confidential."
The Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday each treated Hillary Clinton different with regard to the FBI closing their investigation into her e-mail scandal. ABC's David Muir didn't mention the subject at all on World News Tonight. On NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt placed the onus on FBI Director James Comey, instead of Mrs. Clinton, on the issue: "Did he get it right; and if not, where did he get it wrong?" Scott Pelley gave a slightly tougher interview of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on CBS Evening News.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer refreshingly pursued Hillary Clinton on Friday's The Lead over her e-mail scandal. Blitzer twice quoted from FBI Director James Comey: "You acted — in his words...in an 'extremely careless' way in handling classified, sensitive information. Do you acknowledge you were extremely careless?" He later asked, "He said someone in your position as secretary of state should have known better...should you have known better?" Mrs. Clinton stuck by her old talking points on the controversy, despite the fact that the FBI investigation's findings discredited them.
On Thursday, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell appeared on Morning Joe to dissect Hillary Clinton’s lucky break from the FBI. What struck O’Donnell was the notion of precedent, or a lack thereof, in finding a single similar case that supported criminal charges for Clinton’s private server. Unlike FBI Director James Comey, MSNBC’s O’Donnell believed the plea and pardon of former CIA Director John Deutch could pass as precedent.