On Monday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough went on a scathing on the handling of Hillary Clinton's private server controversy by top government investigatory agencies.
Scarborough scolded the FBI, the Justice Department and the State Department for allowing classified information to be outside their control. Scarborough called it "stunning."
"The real scandal here is, that the entire federal government has allowed Hillary Clinton to do what nobody else in America would be allowed to do," Scarborough said.
"Because it's Hillary Clinton," Scarborough said.
"And, yet, despite all of this, she's telling jokes at a fundraiser about destroying messages," a frustrated Scarborough said.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: And as we said before, federal agencies responsible for protecting this country have, over the past several months, been negligent in not doing what they have done in every other case, including General Petraeus'.
When you know there is classified information outside the building, outside where it's supposed to be, it's a quick two-step process: get the classified information and bring it inside the agency. And then you begin the investigation. And you see how this happened. And the fact that Hillary Clinton's lawyer had a thumb drive of classified information and the State Department did nothing about it. The NSA did nothing about it. The CIA did nothing about it. The FBI did nothing about it. The White House did nothing about it. The Justice Department did nothing about it. This is stunning. And this is the news.
And I would recommend the next time the public editor for The New York Times says, The New York Times might be taking it a little too hard on Hillary Clinton, they need to look at the real scandal here. And the real scandal here is, that the entire federal government has allowed Hillary Clinton to do what nobody else in America would be allowed to do. And has allowed her lawyer to carry around information that had classified information on it -- some of it possibly highly sensitive -- without bringing it in. Because it's Hillary Clinton. The IGS have a lot to be concerned about and they've started to mention it. And, yet, Ed, despite all of this, she's telling jokes at a fundraiser about destroying messages...
There was classified information on the server. There was classified information on the thumb drive. Why was this a voluntary exercise for six months? Where were you, FBI? Where were you, Justice Department? Where were you, State Department? You had classified information outside your control.
A private citizen had classified information. You had no idea what was out there. And you did nothing for six months and allowed a citizen to decide whether the classified information was going to be taken over or not? Explain that to Americans. You need to explain that to Americans. Because somebody is being political and possibly endangering America's national security.