Sunday’s Meet the Press panel said Hillary Clinton’s claims of partisan attacks on her don’t "ring so true" and that the private email story that has dogged her since March is causing tensions within her presidential campaign.
Last Friday, Clinton joked about her private server at the State Department and said the investigation into her was petty politics as usual.
"It's hard to claim this is all just a partisan witch hunt when the Justice Department under a Democratic administration is looking into the whole email mess," Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said. "So, that doesn't ring so true. It's not going to have an impact on people the way she wants it to."
Behind Clinton's email scandal has been a series of revelatory reports from respected media sources such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. The Clinton attitude towards the scandal has many Democrats worried that the Clintons have not changed, and bring a lot of baggage with them.
"I was stunned at how easy it was to find these Democrats to say these things," Todd said of Democrats vocalizing their discomfort with the campaign's strategy to handle the reports.
After months of refusing to turn over her private server, Clinton decided last week to give it to the Justice Department. The Clinton campaigned has struggled to move past the email story and responding to it politically has caused some disagreement between Clinton supporters, The Atlantic’s Molly Ball said.
"And the fact that this story has not gone away has really worried a lot of people in the inner circle. You do have this tension within the campaign," Ball said. "And so, you know, then it turns into an organizational mess which is what bogged down her campaign in 2008."