Wasserman Schultz on Clinton Indictment Threat: ‘Let’s Not Be Melodramatic’


Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz shrugged off numerous pending investigations into Hillary Clinton’s home-brew email server Tuesday, telling Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly not to be "melodramatic" about the possibility of indictment.

"There’s no one facing the threat of indictment on our side," Wasserman Schultz told Kelly.

"There’s an open DOJ (Department of Justice) and FBI investigation into Mrs. Clinton right now," Kelly said.

"Right. Let’s not be melodramatic," Wasserman Schultz said.

"How is that melodramatic?" Kelly said. "Those are the facts."

Wasserman Schultz laughed and said that Kelly was "predicting" Clinton’s indictment.

"There was no prediction," Kelly said. "There’s no one in the GOP side who’s under threat of indictment."

Wasserman Schultz avoided Kelly’s statement by calling Donald Trump "a whirling dervish of extremism." She also said that the Republican Party is "absolutely flipping out" that Trump will be the nominee.

"No, no. Instead, you have the Republican Party who is being led right now by their front-runner who has a multi-bankrupted, you know, absolutely outrageous, ridiculous position," Wasserman Schultz said. "And that's — those are the facts."

"Even if all of that is true, that there is vulgarity and so on … no one is investigating Donald Trump for a crime," Kelly said, returning the conversation to her original point.

Wasserman Schultz avoided Kelly’s claim and said that she was confident the American people would elect a Democrat.

"Voters across America will choose one of our two candidates … over any one of the Republicans, because they know the Republicans would unravel the progress we have made," Wasserman Schultz said.

Clinton has argued that she did not send or receive information marked classified at the time it was sent, though a State Department review showed that over a thousand emails on Clinton’s private server contain classified information. 22 emails also contained Top Secret information, one of the highest levels of classification.

In addition to DOJ and FBI investigations, Clinton is facing probes by the State Department Inspector General, Intelligence Community Inspector General, the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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