Pressure on the Obama administration’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail case is intensifying. The President is increasingly seen as a Clinton defender, all while saying that his defense of his former Secretary of State is not an effort to meddle in the ongoing FBI investigation. Univision and Telemundo national evening newscasts have continued to remain silent on the subject.
The Associated Press has covered these developments, noting that the White House is struggling to make their words match their actions in the case:
Earnest's reassurances came amid growing criticism that Obama had put his finger on the scale with recent comments describing Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State as mere "carelessness." In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Obama seemed to embrace the Clinton campaign's suggestion that the root of the controversy is over-classification - that too much government information is classified by bureaucrats after the fact. And most notably, Obama weighed in with his views on Clinton's intent.
Univision’s evening news broadcast on April 12 and April 13 made no mention of Obama spokesperson Josh Earnest’s reassurances, instead choosing to continue its regular anti-Republican tirades, focusing their aim on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
Rival Noticiero Telemundo was no different, focusing on other stories. Somehow, they found 28 seconds to regurgitate debunked inflated statistics about the wage gap between men and women, but couldn’t bother to find a little time to update viewers on the latest developments in the Clinton e-mail saga.
Last week, we mentioned that Univision and Telemundo also failed to report an adverse ruling against Clinton by U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth, which explicitly referenced “evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith” in the case.