One Hillary Clinton ally believes the New York Times owes Clinton an apology.
David Brock, known for his loyalty, went on Morning Joe Wednesday to come to Clinton’s defense.
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Brock called Michael S. Schmidt’s article about Clinton using a private email address while Secretary of State "sloppily done" and demanded a retraction.
Instead, the reporter doubled down. Schmidt reported Wednesday that when Clinton was asked for emails related to the Benghazi scandal, the State Department did not hand over any emails from Clinton’s personal account.
Brock said the media was not treating Clinton fairly. He blamed the paper for accusing Clinton of breaking the Federal Records Act without full proof.
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward rejected Brock’s argument.
"I’m sorry, but this kind of sounds like a non-denial denial," Woodward told Brock.
Brock failed to acknowledge that Schmidt suggested that it "may" break federal rules. He pushed against assertions that Clinton was in the wrong, repeatedly demeaning the MSNBC anchors with aggressive responses.
"Is that your legal opinion?" Brock asked host Joe Scarborough. He went on, prodding host Mika Brzezinski.
"Is that your legal position?" Brock asked Brzezinski. "I don’t understand. There’s not legal authority backing up what you’re saying."
It is worthy to note that Brock does not hold a law degree.
Brzezinski was visibly angered by Brock’s condescension.
"Oh my God. I'm not sure what planet I'm on right now. Are you reading the same thing we are?" Bzezinski asked.
Brock echoed the Clinton camp’s suggestion her actions were in line with her predecessors, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He ignored the fact Scarborough repeated: The rule that Clinton appears to have broken was enacted in 2009.
Brock blamed a "dying" Benghazi investigation for digging up dirt to keep the committee relevant.
"David, we're talking about a 2009 law; the White House was referring to a 2009 law that was put in place when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State," Scarborough said. "It wasn't 2013, it wasn't 2014, and it certainly wasn't applicable when Colin Powell or even Condoleezza Rice was Secretary of State."