Fallon Tells NBC News About NBC News Report on Pro-Clinton Email Spin

• February 5, 2016 8:48 am


Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon defended against Clinton's email scandal Thursday by citing a report by NBC News, while on MSNBC.

The report was in response to the recent findings that two former Secretaries of State had classified information in their email accounts, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.

Powell has not been critical of Clinton's handling of the sensitive emails.

When asked by NBC News about the investigation into his email account, Powell said "I wish they would release them so that a normal, air-breathing mammal would look at them and say, ‘What's the issue?'" Powell said.

Fallon was asked by host Kate Snow whether it is possible that what Powell, Rice and Clinton all may have done was illegal. Fallon repeated what he has said before in defense of Clinton.

"So NBC News is reporting Colin Powell's reaction to this news and he said that if the emails were released, that any living, breathing mammal would come to the conclusion that there's nothing harmful, everything that is in those emails is innocuous and we tend to agree that that's the case," Fallon said. "And in fact that's why we have called for our own emails to be released, Hillary Clinton's emails to be released, because we think that any fair-minded person if they judge the contents would see that this is overreach.

"This is excessive classification. This is the government having too sensitive a standard for what they think the public should be able to see.  We want all our emails released and we think Colin Powell's emails should be released too as he is asking for today."

NBC News is also reporting that there were references in Clinton's emails to undercover CIA officers.