David Brock: When Podesta Wrote Clinton Has To "Dump" Emails, He Meant To Make Them Public


Clinton surrogate and Media Matters founder David Brock tells MSNBC that when John Podesta wrote Hillary Clinton has to "dump" the e-mails that went through her private server in her New York home he meant that she has to make them public.

STEPHANIE RUHLE, MSNBC: David, something that doesn't work for Hillary Clinton is e-mail. And again, we know that Wikileaks, the content hasn't been verified. We are concerned about who the hackers are. But I want to ask you about the the John Podesta e-mail back in 2015 that came out of Wikileaks which says, quote, 'we're going to have to dump all those e-mails.' I mean, that's a tough one.

DAVID BROCK: As you know in Washington parlance, dump means release or make public. So, you know, again you say that these e-mails haven't been authenticated, and that is true.

RUHLE: So hold on, John Podesta wasn't saying --

BROCK: Let's just take it at its face.

No, what he was saying is we're going to have to release or make these e-mails public. Now he knew that 55,000 pages of Secretary Clinton's e-mail had already been turned over. What he was doing was saying we're going to make them public. And the fact is that Secretary Clinton asked the State Department a few days after the date of that e-mail to make these public. They were made public which people forget was really an unprecedented act of transparency to make all those business-related e-mails public. So that's what he was talking about. He references Lanny Davis in there, or Lanny, that's clearly Lanny Davis who is out on television saying the same thing. Let's put all of these e-mails out. So that's what that dump meant.

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