The highly mistrusted, scandal-plagued Democrat presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, isn’t used to tough questions from reporters. Shoot, she isn’t used to any questions at all from her sycophantic worshipers in the old leftstream media, unless it’s a “hardball” question about her favorite ice cream flavor.
Normally, the cold, calculating and secretive Clinton keeps reporters at arms distance, even recently roping them off like cattle in her attempt to shelter herself from potentially having to answer a real question about her many scandals.
But on Tuesday, Clinton made the mistake of taking some real questions from a CNN reporter she assumed would lob up similar softballs to the ice cream question. When CNN reporter Brianna Keilar asked about EmailGate, the scandal in which Clinton broke U.S. State Department Rules by conducting government business with a personal email account, all stored on a private email server in her New York mansion, the entitled former Obama Secretary of State got more than just testy; she got downright bitchy.
The awkward moment occurred when CNN’s Keilar asked Clinton what was behind her thought process when she chose to destroy 33,000 emails while claiming that she turned over all of her email to the Department of State.
“I think there’s a lot of people who don’t understand what your thought process was on that. Can you tell me the story of how you decided to delete 33,000 emails and how that deletion was executed?” Keilar asked a clearly uncomfortable Hillary Clinton.
Clinton responded with a pure Nixonian moment, almost mimicking the corrupt former President Richard Nixon’s infamous line, “I’m not a crook,” sounding like she was on trial in a court of law [which many believe she should be], rather than in an interview with a reporter.
“Well, let’s start from the beginning. Everything I did was permitted,” Clinton answered defensively. “There was no law — there was no regulation — there was nothing that did not give me the full authority to decide how I was going to communicate,” she said, while trying to deflect with an “everybody does it” defense, accusing prior secretaries of states of doing the same thing.
What Clinton fails to mention, something even leftist publication Politico pointed out, is that since 2005, the State Department had a policy in place against using personal email accounts for official government business, a regulation that was in force during her tenure as the Obama secretary of state.
When Keilar, to her credit, did what most other leftstream reporters won’t do — ask a probing follow-up question, Clinton is visibly seeing trying to control her legendary temper, while trying to make the matter more complicated than it is so that she won’t have to answer it.
“You know, you’re starting with so many assumptions that are…I’ve never had a subpoena…there is noth…again, let’s take a deep breath here,” while again going into a tirade about how she didn’t break the law.
Sounds like she protests too much.
WATCH BELOW via CNN: