You know Hillary is in trouble when CNN embarrasses your campaign and when the host’s name is Cuomo, you have an industrial sized headache. Joel Benenson was on Cuomo’s show and he was trying to make the case that the Inspector General’s report resolved her of any wrongdoing. In a rare bit of actual journalism, Chris Cuomo did not let him get away with it.
“With Trump, temperament is becoming an issue. With Clinton, trust has always been the issue, from A to Z. Doesn’t matter who we’re talking to, and it’s as true now as it was at the beginning. The IG report cemented that for people. The spin out on your side … is that IG report said no law was broken. It said a lot of things, like she never asked permission, nobody ever did this with this server, that she shouldn’t have deleted the emails. And all of those go to trust. How do you combat that image?”
Benenson: “And some of the things you just said are absolutely correct.”
Cuomo: “All of the things I just said are absolutely correct.”
Benenson then tried to change the subject and blame the State Department for forcing Hillary to use an illegal server:
“The I.G., the State Department has to clarify and modernize the communications about what rules exist. Secretary Kerry is the first Secretary of State to have a state dot gov email address. But, what’s going to go on here is there are going to be positives and negatives that each candidate is going to speak about themselves and about each other. What’s going to happen here is that there’s going to be a campaign of issues and ideas, because that’s what voters care about.”