MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, after a nearly 10-minute discussion on Morning Joe of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton turning over her private email server, said Thursday she was "frustrated" with Clinton's campaign for its numerous errors and potentially derailing the historic nature of her candidacy.
Brzezinski, who said earlier in the segment she would vote for Clinton if she won her party's nomination, vented about Clinton's aides protecting her from the press and trying to gloss over the email story earlier this year. Clinton's server from her tenure at the State Department is now at the forefront of her campaign, with a federal investigation into its security, the revelations that top-secret emails were on it and her earlier acknowledgement that she wiped it clean of more than 30,000 emails.
"If you're managing a campaign, you haven't done a very good job helping put this behind Hillary Clinton," Brzezinski said. "You just haven't. Now the FBI's involved."
"There's a very obvious answer to why they used a private email server," said New York Times reporter Nick Confessore. "To keep their emails private. Everyone knows that. It's obvious, so just say that. Acknowledge it. Instead of, ‘It's for convenience.' Not so convenient now, by the way."
Brzezinski wrapped up the segment by admitting Clinton's conduct was bothersome since it could keep a woman from capturing the White House.
"I'm frustrated by this," she said.
"It's very frustrating," Huffington Post's Sam Stein said, nodding.
"She could be an incredibly strong candidate," she said, sighing. "She's got the experience, could make history."
"I think you're speaking for a lot of people who feel the same way," Stein said.