David Brock on Hillary's Presser: Americans "Saw The Hillary Clinton That They Like, The Hillary Clinton They Trust"

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Media Matters founder David Brock appeared on Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's The Ed Show to react to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's press conference earlier in the day where she addressed the controversy swirling around her decision to use a private e-mail account and server when she ran the State Department. Brock called her presser "incredibly effective" and reminding America of "the Hillary Clinton they trust."

"I think Americans who were tuning in saw the Hillary Clinton that they like, the Hillary Clinton they trust, and one who they believe has been an incredibly effective public servant over many years. And nothing in this last week, Ed, is going to change that," Brock said.

"There was a common-sense simple answer to why the system was set up for the secretary," Brock told MSNBC's Ed Schultz. "It was the easiest way for her to work."

DAVID BROCK, MEDIA MATTERS: I think Americans who were tuning in saw the Hillary Clinton that they like, the Hillary Clinton they trust, and one who they believe has been an incredibly effective public servant over many years. And nothing in this last week, Ed, is going to change that.

I think as you observed there was a common-sense simple answer to why the system was set up for the secretary. It was the easiest way for her to work. She was quite candid in saying that, if I had to do it over again, I probably would have juggled two phones and worked in a more difficult way, but who would have thought, Ed, that the Republicans would turn the use of personal e-mail into such a huge scandal and the media is also implicated in that?

It is not a scandal, Ed. We learned over the last week that no laws were broken, no guidelines were broken. The secretary said today that the system was safe, the system was secure, so there is no issue around that. The really important point I think she made is that the vast majority of these e-mails were being turned over and recorded contemporaneously in the State Department.

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