David Brock attempts to defend Hillary Clinton from Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.
DAVID BROCK: Yes, it's a legitimate issue. As Secretary Clinton said yesterday, that kind of scrutiny comes with the territory of running for president and yes, people should go to and look at Secretary Clinton’s actions. They’re public and she...
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: But we kind of can't. Because what should be in the public record or at least viewed by the State Department has been scrubbed.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: So I guess that's the next question, David. We have these things stacking up. Is it fair to actually ask again going back to the e-mail controversy whether in fact there may be information there that could help us figure out whether there was a quid pro quo? Because at the end of that's the question that has to be uncovered. Does a lack of e-mail, a trail of e-mails, does it make it harder to get to that answer?
DAVID BROCK: Well, 55,000 pages of e-mail have been turned over to the State Department.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: That’s not the question.
DAVID BROCK: Sure and those will become public. So if there is anything relevant in sure, then we'll find that out.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: But David, I’m talking about the ones that were scrubbed. Don’t deflect. I'm talking about the ones that were scrubbed. How can you get answers from the ones that were scrubbed that might be considered, quote, personal business? There is no answer, is there.
DAVID BROCK: There is. Everything relevant to her public duties is in those 55,000 pages.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Says who? No.
DAVID BROCK: That’s the way the law works.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No, actually, David, you don't have to give me a lesson on the regulations of the State Department. She scrubbed e-mails because she felt like it. And that went against regulation. And she says they were –
DAVID BROCK: It does not. It totally followed regulation.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: She says it was her call that she scrubbed e-mails that she wanted to scrub.
DAVID BROCK: It's everybody's call in government to make those calls. So let's not create a double standard for Hillary Clinton.
MIKA BRZEZINKSI: Are we going to do this again?
JOE SCARBOROUGH: No. We've done this before.