Bob Woodward: Clinton Emails Remind Me of the Nixon Tapes


Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, one of the lead reporters into the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon administration, said that Hillary Clinton's private emails reminded him of President Nixon’s secret tapes on Monday’s Morning Joe.

After months of refusals, Clinton agreed to turn over her private server to the FBI after another inspector general found top-secret material on her emails.

"In a way, [it] reminds me of the Nixon tapes," Woodward said. "Thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his, that he was not going to get them."

Host Joe Scarborough said that many people at the FBI and the intel community are asking the same question.

"Why did they allow Hillary Clinton and David Kendall, her lawyer, to decide whether they were going to turn over that classified information or not?" Scarborough asked. "I think this is unprecedented."

"Hillary Clinton initially took that position," Woodward said. "I’m not turning this over. There’s going to be no cooperation. Now they're cooperating. But, this has to go on a long, long time. And the answers are probably not going to be pretty."

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