Hillary Clinton is playing dumb, and the panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe is not pleased about it.
Amid controversy and an ambush of attacks from both sides of the aisle, Clinton tweeted, "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible."
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The former Secretary of State violated the Obama administration’s guidelines and appears may have broken the Federal Records Act.
"The statement she put out last night, the tweet, such absolute nonsense. Insulting the intelligence of everybody, saying I'm going to ask the State Department to release my e-mails. they don't have them. she has them," Joe Scarborough said.
At issue is not whether Clinton held up emails in the State Department while under investigation for the Benghazi attack, it is that the State Department had no emails to turn over in the first place. Since Benghazi, the State Department has been the least transparent agency, in terms of turning over records by FOIA requests.
Even the Washington Post’s editorial board lamented Clinton’s "penchant for control and secrecy." The paper lambasted Clinton, saying fear of Republican attacks is no excuse for making her email address and server private while conducting official State business.
"If people aspire to public service, they should behave as stewards of a public trust, and that includes the records — all of them. Ms. Clinton’s use of private e-mail shows poor regard for that public trust," the editorial board said.
The ill-timed revelations of Clinton’s secrecy in Foggy Bottom feed into the narrative that the Clintons are extremely calculated politicians. Many Americans are sure to be turned off by the elitists attitude the Clinton’s display in believing they are above the law.
"They live by their own rules," Scarborough said.
The scandal has grown considerably since the first report by Michael Schmidt of the New York Times. Amid all the controversy, Clinton has only addressed the issue with fewer than 140 characters.