MSNBC Dem Focus Group: Clinton "Above The Rules," Not Taking Responsibility For Private Server

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NBC's Chris Jansing holds a small female focus group with two Hillary Clinton supporters, two Bernie Sanders supporters and one undecided voter. One, an Air Force veteran, said the use of a private e-mail server "demonstrates someone who thinks they are outside of the rules."

"It's reckless," the Air Force vet said. "And the most disappointing thing about all of it is I don't think she's taking responsibility for it."

"I think she's being criminalized versus being held accountable," a Clinton proponent said.

Transcript:

WOMAN #1: I take national security very seriously and the idea that she would have a private e-mail server, it demonstrates someone who thinks they are outside of the rules.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Exactly.

WOMAN #1: Unaccountable. And it's reckless. And the most disappointing thing about all of it is I don't think she's taking responsibility for it.

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WOMAN #2: When people are in power they have a responsibility and a duty to make sure that what they do is transparent. And the entire problem with this e-mail server issue is that she's not being transparent.

CHRIS JANSING, NBC NEWS: You don't think even now?

WOMAN #2: No, it's totally -- when someone doesn't abide by the rules they are not being transparent. And the rules are there for a reason... and she should be held accountable.

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WOMAN #1: We're not talking about the e-mails themselves. It speaks to her character. And when we're talking about who we want leading us in a larger sense than just specific policy issues or specific decisions I want someone who I can trust, who I think has character that is credible and that I am going to believe what that person says to me when they say it.

She's above the rules and that's a problem.

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