Scarborough: 'Shameful,' 'Pathetic' State Department Not Telling the Truth About Clinton

August 24, 2015

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough railed against John Kerry's State Department Monday, calling it "shameful" and "pathetic" for stonewalling on various questions surrounding former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Scarborough, a former Republican congressman who has been sharply critical of the controversy, specifically called out Kerry's remarks in a CBS interview earlier this month where he said it was "very possible" that Chinese and Russian hackers had read his emails, saying it was clearly trying to soften the blow if and when it was revealed that Clinton's email had been hacked as well.

"I've got to say what's pathetic as well is the State Department, who's basically not answering questions about documents, whether she signed them or not, trying to cover up for her," Scarborough said. "When John Kerry comes out and says a couple weeks ago, well, I'm sure my emails were hacked by the Chinese and the Russians as well, because he knows what's coming ... John Kerry knows that we're going to probably find out that Hillary Clinton's emails on her home brew server were hacked. So, now the whole administration seems so desperate to elect her that they're putting that consideration, I'll say it, ahead of protecting classified secrets, and there is going to be a reckoning."

Scarborough said its de facto political conduct in answering questions about Clinton was "shameful."

"They need to be transparent," he said. "Just tell us the truth. That's all we want, State Department. Stop covering for Hillary Clinton. Just tell us the truth. Maybe you can exonerate her, but just tell us the truth ... Right now the State Department feels like their responsibility is not getting the truth out and being transparent about what went on with classified documentation. Their responsibility is to protect the former secretary of state, and it's really sad."