WFB’s Liz Harrington Discusses Clinton Email Scandal

• August 21, 2015 11:33 am


The Washington Free Beacon’s Elizabeth Harrington discussed Hillary Clinton’s growing private email scandal with Fox News host Jenna Lee on Friday’s Happening Now, a news and discussion show on the Fox News Channel.

The Clinton campaign is in damage control after Reuters reported that Clinton sent sensitive information from her private email while she was Secretary of State.

Lee asked Harrington how she sees the Clinton campaign's management of the email story.

"I think it's important to note that Hillary Clinton going into this was supposed to be the most qualified, the stateswoman, a shoo-in for the nomination, and now she's complaining, oh, the classified rules were too hard to follow, she didn't know how to do it?" Harrington said. "That's a bad argument, and I think it's indicative of really they don't have a good answer for this. They don't have an answer why she set up a server in her own home."

Harrington said the campaign doesn’t have a good explanation for why Clinton used a private server.

"It's looking, you know, like she may have violated criminal national security laws," Harrington said. "The scandal's just getting worse and worse by the week. This is the second week in a row the Washington Post said she had the worst week in Washington. It's not looking good for her."

Harrington added later that there was a "trustworthiness gap" for Clinton that she, unlike her husband and former president Bill Clinton, would struggle to overcome. "They do know that it's very reminiscent of the way the Clintons ran the White House in the 90s and they were scandal-ridden," she said. "She doesn't have the personality that her husband had to make her likable to voters … They don't trust her. They don't really like her. It's not a good sign for her."