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October 16, 2015

Anderson Cooper: I Knew Bernie Sanders Would Shut Down the Email Question When I Called On Him

He says he now wishes he had gone to other people before Sanders, so that others could have discussed the issue before Sanders shut it down, as he knew Sanders would.


In a chat with former New York Times television reporter Bill Carter on the SiriusXM show "The Bill Carter Interview," Cooper put this moment in his basket of regrets over his handling of the debate. "I wish I had brought in one other candidate before I went to Sanders on the email thing because I knew Sanders would try to shut it down," said the debate host. Perhaps that would have been a better way to go, though there was no guarantee. After all, Chafee commented that the e-mails drive at a credibility crisis in American politics. When Cooper asked Clinton whether she wanted to respond, she said, "No," to the delight of her supporters.

The huge crowd reaction for Sanders' shut-down (both Hillary's and Sanders' supporters cheered it, and they were 99% of the crowd) guaranteed that no one else would make an issue of it. Politicians are naturally cowards and lickspittles, and the social pressure from a big crowd is a potent thing, even for people with guts.

Because Sanders had already given Democrats permission to stop pretending they cared about Hillary's serial law-breaking, Hillary did not feel the need to respond to the hapless idiot Chafee, and got another campaign moment when she just said "No" when asked if she wanted to respond. But she was only in the position of being able to say "No" -- of being able to give no response -- because Cooper had already called on the guy he knew would shut the discussion down.

The Haggard Queen now feels empowered to do her pretend Joker Laugh when asked about this. Jake Tapper asked about "FBI officials" looking into violations of the Espionage Act, prompting this bizarre and brazen reaction from Hillary.

Apparently he said, "Bernie Sanders is sick of hearing about your emails but there are a lot of people who aren't, including FBI agents." You can see how the Haggard Queen would find such insolence hilarious.

There's more to that interview, obviously. At the Free Beacon, she insists that this obviously illegal thing was perfectly legal, and "no one" at State signed off on it.

Tapper questioned if she was concerned about the secruity on the server while it was not housed in the State Department but in a bathroom in Colorado. Clinton said that she was not concerned.

When asked if the State Department gave her permission Clinton said no and that it was allowed. Clinton deflected and said that her predecessors had done the same thing and added that other high ranking members of the federal government used personal servers and personal emails....

Tapper asked Clinton if it ever occured to her if any of the emails she had received from Sid Blumenthal or others contained any sensitive information. Clinton brushed off the comment by saying Blumenthal was not a government employee.

"It would be like you sending me something," Clinton said.

Except that Blumenthal was passing her national secrets about CIA assets in Libya, which he had gotten from former head of the CIA's European theater clandestine division, Tyler Drumheller, who had in turn gotten the name from his still-serving contacts in the CIA.

CNN will be re-airing this interview on Sunday.

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