MSNBC: Clinton Creating Conspiracy Theories to Explain Away Her Email Scandal

January 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton has brushed off an array of damaging reports about her email scandal as conspiracy theories which only heightens her untrustworthy image, MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel said Wednesday.

"Her problem is that she’s attacked the New York Times. This was a conspiracy from the New York Times, and now, you know, it's the Inspector General from the intel agencies that doesn't want her to get elected president," host Joe Scarborough said. "Voters aren’t going to buy that."

The Clinton campaign brushed off a report released Tuesday, which contained a letter from the Inspector General alleging that Clinton transmitted information deemed beyond top secret on her private email server.

"It is alarming that the intelligence community IG, working with Republicans in Congress, continues to selectively leak materials in order to resurface the same allegations and try to hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign," Clinton's spokesman Brian Fallon wrote in a statement.

BBC anchor and panelist Katty Kay said that the email scandal raises questions about Clinton’s trustworthiness, but more importantly, it shows that she feels she is above the law.

"Every time it resurfaces, it raises again those issues of not just trustworthy, but is there something about the Clintons or the Clinton campaign that kind of believes they're above the law?" Kay asked. "I think that's what's damaging here to Hillary Clinton. This sense of sort of, they're somehow above the regulations and that they didn't need to do what everyone else would have to do or would’ve had to do in their circumstances."