Krauthammer: If 30,000 Deleted Emails Have Nothing Classified There Is No Danger To National Security


BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Obviously the focus has been on that Russian comment. But he is right to point out that Hillary Clinton has not had a press conference. She answered seven questions back in December of 2015.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, that was the parting shot, and it was a clever thing to plan, because it is an issue. But I do think there was something about his reference to Russia which, whether planned or not, is extremely clever. I'm not the first point out that it set a trap that the Clinton campaign fell right into.

In that statement that you showed from the Clinton campaign, it said, you know, you're inviting a foreign power to invade our national security.

Now, these are the e-mails that she deleted because they were supposedly private. These there ones that were supposedly not work related. These there ones where she discusses her yoga lessons and wedding planning.

So if that's what really is in the 30,000 deleted e-mails, then there's no national security to be involved at all.

So the Clinton campaign ends up admitting that perhaps there really is work related, if not classified stuff, on the e-mails which she deleted, which I think would be the grounds for a charge of obstruction.

BAIER: You know, Charles, it's not just that release from Jake Sullivan with the Clinton campaign, tonight we are going to hear from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. He's expected to really go hard at this comment, that they took as really asking Russia to go and find these e-mails, asking a foreign government to interfere in a political election.

KRAUTHAMMER: Whether or not he made them seriously or not, could have been sarcastic, could have been half sarcastic as a way to plant the idea. The fact is that it leaves the Clinton campaign in a complete contradiction. If these are just private e-mails, then there is nothing to be concerned about. There's no espionage. There is no danger to national security. I mean, they will discover her yoga lesson schedule.

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