Karen Finney, Hillary Clinton’s senior communications adviser, was corrected by MSNBC host Thomas Roberts during an interview Friday.
After Finney mentioned how former Secretary of State Colin Powell had sent emails on a personal account regarding classified information, Roberts pointed out the difference to her in regards to the investigation into Clinton’s email usage while she was Secretary of State.
“I just want to make one distinction: I know Colin Powell has expressed his displeasure with the fact that certain emails of his have been deemed classified—” Roberts said.
“Retroactively,” Finney said.
“Retroactively, correct. But the distinction here is more about the server issue and that is all going to be continued to be vetted as opposed to the emails. So I just want to—” Roberts said.
“Well, that’s not the piece that the FBI is investigating. They’re actually looking at the emails themselves,” Finney said.
“Well, they’re looking at the emails but also the issue of setting up the private server and whether or not that would allow any type of corruption of classified information”, Roberts said.
The Department of Justice gave Bryan Pagliano, the State Department staffer who sent up, and at times, serviced Clinton’s server, immunity as a part of its investigation on Wednesday. To many, this has been seen as a sign that the investigation is not wrapping up, but new evidence may come to light.