Scarborough: Clinton Shouldn’t Be Allowed Within 1,000 Miles of Classified Information

• July 7, 2016 7:06 am


MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Thursday that Hillary Clinton and her aides shouldn't be allowed within 1,000 miles of classified information in the wake of Clinton's private email scandal.

FBI Director James Comey did not recommend charges against Clinton in a statement on Tuesday. However, he commented she had been "extremely careless" with classified material and presided over an atmosphere at the State Department that did not take classification measures seriously.

Among Clinton's claims that were officially refuted were that she never sent or received email marked classified on her server. Even the New York Times editorial board agreed that was now officially a bogus claim.

The Morning Joe host has been scathing in his criticism of Clinton's email conduct, saying Wednesday that she had clearly lied about many aspects of her email practice. Thursday, Scarborough said it was clear Comey had treated her differently in not recommending charges because of being the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

"I don't think there should be a higher standard for her," he said. "And when they decide whether she ever gets access or Cheryl Mills—Cheryl Mills should never, ever get within 1,000 miles of classified information ever again. It's disgusting that an attorney would be that reckless, and somebody that's been in government long enough to know better.

"Neither Hillary Clinton nor all the people around her should ever be within 1,000 miles of classified information, and if you don't take my word for it, talk to anybody in the intel community to see just how reckless they were."