Mitchell: Clinton Scandals ‘Will Never Be Solved’ as ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ Want

MSNBC host, NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and senior Clinton apologist Andrea Mitchell offered her latest Clinton spin on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention (RNC) by whining that the Clinton scandals ranging from Whitewater to Hillary’s e-mail scandal “will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the conspiracy theorists.”

Mitchell also accosted former New York City Mayor and Trump supporter Rudy Giulani for not applying his background of law to realize the same conclusion that FBI Director James Comey did that Clinton should not be prosecuted for her private e-mail server. 

On two occasions in the 8:00 p.m. Eastern hour, breaking news anchor Brian Williams lamented that a slew of RNC speakers were relitigating the Clinton scandals over the past few decades before turning after his second fretting comment to Mitchell down on the convention floor.

“Indeed. It doesn't seem as though this will ever go away, especially not in this campaign here,” Mitchell began before reminding viewers of how Giulani nearly ran for a U.S. Senate seat representing New York but did not follow through and thus led to Hillary’s election in November 2000.

Going back to the present, Mitchell’s tone turned sharp as she called out Giulani for not arriving at the same conclusion as Comey about Clinton’s e-mails: 

Giuliani is now exercising his political muscles, but as a former prosecutor, if he really looked at the case, the FBI Director Comey said that no prosecutor would have prosecuted her for those e-mails. That doesn't mean to say it is not causing damage. It has done harm to her polling[.]

Without any provocation, Mitchell continued exhibiting her disdain for those questioning the ethics and the guilt of the Clintons going back to Whitewater and Bill’s lying about his affair with Monica Lewinksy. 

Of course, Mitchell sought to brush aside those still asking legitimate questions as just “conspiracy theorists”:

When you go all the way back to Whitewater, the special prosecutors — several of them went through all of that and what they impeached Bill Clinton for was misleading them and lying about his personal life, not about anything related to the Whitewater investigations or any of their real estate, so this will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the conspiracy theorists, but this is becoming a big issue because of the trust problem that Hillary Clinton has in her polling. 

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The relevant portions of the transcript from the 8:00 p.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC’s Republican National Convention coverage on July 19 can be found below.

MSNBC’s The Place for Politics 2016
July 19, 2016
8:54 p.m. Eastern

BRIAN WILLIAMS: And up to the podium camera location we go, Andrea Mitchell standing by. Andrea, a lot of the relitigation of what we're hearing in the Clinton years, you were around for in Washington, D.C. the first time. 

ANDREA MITCHELL: Indeed. It doesn't seem as though this will ever go away, especially not in this campaign here and as you remember, in 2000, Rudy Guiliani came very close to running for the New York Senate seat against Hillary Clinton and in fact, at the very last minute because of health problems and personal problems, he dropped out of that race and Rick Lasio got into the race and of course lost and she became the New York Senator, so this is a rivalry that goes back a long way and Giuliani is now exercising his political muscles, but as a former prosecutor, if he really looked at the case, the FBI Director Comey said that no prosecutor would have prosecuted her for those e-mails. That doesn't mean to say it is not causing damage. It has done harm to her polling and in fact, there is a real problem with her. 67 percent of the voters not trusting her now. That's gone up and also the people concerned about the e-mails have gone up to 55 percent. When you go all the way back to Whitewater, the special prosecutors — several of them went through all of that and what they impeached Bill Clinton for was misleading them and lying about his personal life, not about anything related to the Whitewater investigations or any of their real estate, so this will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the conspiracy theorists, but this is becoming a big issue because of the trust problem that Hillary Clinton has in her polling. By the way, I'm not at the podium now. We're down in the Indiana delegation which is getting increasingly excited here, because of Mike Pence and the nomination of Mike Pence and the possibility we understand that he's in the building and the possibility that they're going to see the man who is going to be the running mate for Donald Trump. Brian? 

WILLIAMS: Andrea Mitchell, just off the podium down on the floor of the convention. Andrea, thanks.

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