This past weekend on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace held Clinton apologist Lana Davis’ feet to the fire regarding Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Chris Wallace would not let Davis spin and continually interrupted Davis to maintain control of the interview as Davis made ridiculous comparisons and tried to defend a negative with a negative. Chris Wallace began the interview asking the following question.
Now, we want to bring in former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, who handled legal troubles in the Clinton White House, including campaign finance, and impeachment. Lanny, you said repeatedly Friday, and this was your quote, “Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong.” I can understand saying she didn’t break the law. But do you really believe she did nothing wrong?
WALLACE: No, let me go through if I may. A list of the various rules, regulations, laws, that she may have violated. Let’s put them up on the screen.
DAVIS: May have violated.
WALLACE: If I may finish, sir. The State Department’s foreign affairs manual said employees must use secure department approved computer systems. The agency that regulates the Federal Records Act, that’s a law, said e-mails must be, quote, “preserved in the appropriate agency.” The Obama White House said private e-mails must be preserved, and later, 2011 when she was still secretary of state, that all work should be conducted on government email. And you say Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong? DAVIS: So, you interrupted me when I said or about to say that the director of litigation for the very agency you just quoted, the National Archives Administration said she did nothing illegal or violated any of those rules you just quoted. Not one. And indeed, Colin Powell was subject to those rules because they began in 1995 — and the word you used, you said “may”, everything is “may” — is preserved and she did –
WALLACE: How about the Obama White House in 2011 saying that all work should be conducted on government e-mails?
DAVIS: In fact, the Obama White House has been unclear about what the policy is, because there are many –
Wallace continued to ask questions of Lanny Davis and why Hillary Clinton would be such a hypocrite in telling State Department staffers to use government email but for some reason she could not follow her own directive.
WALLACE: If Clinton did nothing wrong, why did she send out a memo, why did she send out a memo in 2011 to all State Department posts with this directive, avoid conducting official department business from your personal e-mail accounts. Why was it so important for every other member of the State Department, but it was a directive that she ignored?
DAVIS: I can explain that by saying that a secretary of state traveling to 111 countries might be needing to have one e-mail system versus people in the department who should use the official system. I wonder why you –
WALLACE: No, no, no. I don’t understand that. You’re saying it’s such a burden to have to use state.gov?
DAVIS: I didn’t say such a burden. You said such a burden. I said that it’s understandable –
Then Chris Wallace nailed Lanny Davis hook, line and sinker when he said, “If Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong, explain to me this comment from her in 2007.”
WALLACE: If Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong, explain to me this comment from her in 2007.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps. We know about the secret military tribunals. The secret White House e-mail accounts. It is a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism, run amok.