Christie Rips Clinton for Attitude Toward Email Probe: ‘Her Arrogance Is Breathtaking’

• August 17, 2015 8:06 am


Gov. Chris Christie (R., N.J.) ripped Hillary Clinton's flippant response to her private email scandal Monday on Fox & Friends, saying "her arrogance is breathtaking" after watching the clip of her joking about having a Snapchat account.

Clinton said Friday in Iowa that she loved having Snapchat because "those messages disappear all by themselves," an unsubtle reference to the federal investigation into her use of a private email server that contained classified information at the State Department.

The Washington Times reported Monday that now 60 emails have been identified on her private server as containing classified data.

The Fox News morning show played her Snapchat joke and remarks blaming the investigation on "politics" and asked Christie to react.

"Her arrogance is breathtaking," he said. "It's breathtaking. Mrs. Clinton, this is not about politics … I worked for the federal government for seven years as a U.S. attorney. It was made clear to all of us when we walked in the door. Official business is done on your official email account."

Christie said it was the typical Clinton response to obfuscate and "blame everybody else."

"You're talking about now dozens and dozens of emails, potentially, that had top-secret, classified information on it," he said. "We all know that that's wrong, and the problem with Secretary Clinton is she refuses to even acknowledge it."

Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Christie whether he thought Clinton's actions were criminal. His response was adamant: If classified information was found on her server, she could be in for it.

I'll tell you this," Christie said. "There's certainly enough that there should be an investigation, and that we have to get to the bottom of it. I'll tell you as a former U.S. attorney that there's no question in my mind that if there's classified information on there, she's in trouble."