Kaine Dodges Completely When Asked if Clinton Lied to the Public about Emailing Classified Information

• August 7, 2016 10:58 am


Hillary Clinton's running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) dodged Chuck Todd's questions Sunday about Clinton lying to the public regarding emailing classified information on her private server.

When asked whether or not Clinton lied to the American people about sending classified material on her email server, Kaine dodged the question and instead pivoted to talking points about Clinton admitting she had made a mistake.

Todd played a clip of an interview between Chris Wallace and Clinton from last Sunday. Wallace told Clinton, "FBI director James Comey said none of those things that you told the American public were true." Clinton smirked saying, "Chris, that's not what I heard director Comey say."

Clinton claimed Comey said Clinton's answers about emails had been "truthful," a remark so preposterous that PolitiFact assigned her the harshest "Pants On Fire" rating.


Saying Clinton did not help herself last week during the Wallace interview, Todd asked Kaine, "Can you conclude here whether or not Secretary Clinton lied to the American public about sending and receiving classified email?"

"I have heard Hillary Clinton say over and over again, when I have been sitting next to her and watching her on TV, that with respect to the emails, I made a mistake and I've learned something and I wouldn't do it again and I've heard her apologize," Kaine said said. "She was saying what director Comey acknowledged to be true that when she spoke to the FBI, the FBI thought her answers in that setting were truthful."

Todd rounded out the email discussion by asking what will be done differently in the future.

Promising transparency in the future Kaine said, "Look, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have done the private server in that way. She said it's a mistake. I'm not presumptuous enough to thinking about how I'm going to do things after November, but I know that this is something that she's learned from and we're going to be real transparent."