Hillary Clinton spent her latest interview on CNN treating the partisan Benghazi investigation like the joke that it is. When Jake Tapper tried to ask a question about her emails, Clinton laughed in his face.
Transcript via CNN:
TAPPER: I know Bernie Sanders said that, quote, “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.”
But there are a lot of people who are not.
CLINTON: Well —
Jake Tapper tried to ask about Clinton’s emails, and he was met with laughter. His claim that a lot of people are interested in her emails was a bit of Fox News like verbal sleight of hand. By a lot of people, Tapper meant Republicans, because polling has consistently revealed that Democrats and Independents don’t care about her emails.
Earlier in the interview, Clinton took down the Benghazi committee by questioning their objectives, ” I’ve already testified about Benghazi. I testified to the best of my ability before the Senate and the House. I don’t know that I have very much to add. This is after all the eighth investigation. Other committees of the Congress, standing committees with other experienced members of staff have all looked into this and basically just rejected the conspiracy theories that are still floating out there in some circles. So, I really don’t know. I will do my best to answer their questions. But I don’t really know what their objective is right now.”
Hillary Clinton’s laughter was a sign that she is no longer going to indulge the media on the email questions. Two Republican members of Congress and a former Republican investigator on the Select Committee have all admitted that the investigation is a pretext that is being used to gather dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The game is over for the media. Clinton is treating the partisan Benghazi investigation like the bad joke that it is.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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