Ed Rendell: Hillary Clinton Is "Basically Telling The Truth"

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Longtime Clinton ally and former Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server and the involvement of the FBI.

"I think she's been basically telling the truth," Rendell said. "She may have parsed things here or there but basically telling the truth. And I do think she's right that this -- she's fortunate that this is taking place almost a half a year in front of the first caucus and a year and a half in front of the election itself so I think by the time November 2016 rolls around this will not be an issue on the front burner. "

MSNBC ANCHOR: Do you believe Hillary Clinton has been honest and forthright from the beginning of this controversy?

ED RENDELL: I think there's been parsing of language but I think basically she has. And she's right. She didn't do anything that other Secretaries of State didn't do. They had private e-mails. In fact, Colin Powell recommended she have a private e-mail. So that's number one. Number two, she didn't break any State Department regulations. That was later affirmed after the newspapers got it wrong. So, no.

I think she's been basically telling the truth. She may have parsed things here or there but basically telling the truth. And I do think she's right that this -- she's fortunate that this is taking place almost a half a year in front of the first caucus and a year and a half in front of the election itself so I think by the time November 2016 rolls around this will not be an issue on the front burner.

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