Meet The Press panelist Hugh Hewitt highlighted a Washington Free Beacon report Sunday on Hillary Clinton signing a non-disclosure agreement acknowledging responsibility for determining what information shared with her should be deemed classified
Hewitt, a conservative radio talk show host, mentioned the report to showcase how the media this week has focused on two supposed scandals on Republicans rather than discuss major developments with Clinton.
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"[Ben Carson's] objection to this week is there were four scandals but two were reported," he said. "Marco Rubio does not have a scandal. Ben Carson does not have a scandal. Hillary, however, had her non-disclosure agreement revealed by Lachlan Markay at the Washington Free Beacon and Reuters obtained a letter from the Teneo group refusing to answer any questions about Hillary Clinton. So there were four scandals, two real involving Hillary Clinton, one about Ben Carson, West Point, not a scandal, heavily media, and the one about Marco Rubio, which is all puff."
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ignored Hewitt’s point about Clinton’s NDA and continued to attack Carson’s biography.
Both the Free Beacon and Reuters stories are problematic for the Clinton campaign and yet the mainstream media decided not to report on them, according to Hewitt. Instead, the news cycle was dominated by accusations that Carson falsely claimed he got a West Point scholarship offer and allegations that Marco Rubio inappropriately handled the Florida GOP check card in 2005 and 2006.
Clinton signing an NDA is significant because it pushes back against the campaign’s notion that she did not mishandle sensitive information on her private email server because she never sent or received anything "marked classified at the time." A review of emails Clinton turned over to the State Department found hundreds of emails with information deemed classified.