On Wednesday one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, Huma Abedin, testified in a sworn deposition to Judicial Watch about Clinton’s use of a private E-Mail and server, as a part of an ongoing lawsuit. That evening, two of the “big three” networks were silent about the testimony and the latest batch of E-Mails. On Special Report, Fox News’ Bret Baier read some of them, “Hillary to Huma, “Let’s get separate addresses or device. But I don't want to risk— any risk of the personal being accessible.””
Recognizing Clinton’s motives, Charles Krauthammer called her out and raised some serious questions:
This does confirm how much of a lie it was when she said I chose to have the two iPhones or the two devices because it was convenient.” It is clear from these emails and others she did it to hide her personal stuff. Now, we don't know what's in her personal stuff. Does the personal stuff mean the Clinton Foundation and possible corruption favors, et cetera, there or not?
ABC was the only network in the “big three” to report about Abedin’s sworn deposition, which was a bit surprising since Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos was the anchor. Though, Stephanopoulos kept it simple by only reporting that the E-Mail arrangement once cause Clinton to miss an important phone call, because the State Department system was kicking her messages into the spam folder.
The networks also seemed to have honor’s Clinton’s request to “move on” from the Benghazi report, since none of them had any follow up stories. Even though they all reported on Tuesday that there was a shocking display of indecision from high up.
In addition, the Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo also failed to cover Abedin’s questioning by Judicial Watch, or the Benghazi report.
June 29, 2016
6:52:38 PM Eastern
BRET BAIER: We went over the details yesterday of the Benghazi report. And there are many things in there very unflattering to be generous to Secretary Clinton and how that all went down. But what we have not seen a lot of coverage on is the email investigation, Huma Abedin.
A new set of emails comes out that wasn't turned over. One of them where they’re are talking about, “we should talk about putting you on the state email or releasing your E-Mail address to the department so you a not going to spam.” “It's not the phone message system. It's the device delay.” Hillary to Huma, “Let’s get separate addresses or device. But I don't want to risk— any risk of the personal being accessible.” The transcript of Huma Abedin has come out from Judicial Watch. This investigation continues.
Charles, for all the talk about Donald Trump having a couple bad weeks. This was not a great couple weeks for Hillary Clinton.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: No. Not at all. And I think with the email issue there’s really information overload. Everybody assumes it's all out there. Everybody is waiting for the FBI to decide. The FBI has all the information. They are going to decide one way or the other. People aren't going to dive into the details. But this does confirm how much of a lie it was when she said, “I chose to have the two iPhones or the two
KRAUTHAMMER: -- devices because it was convenient.” It is clear from these emails and others she did it to hide her personal stuff. Now, we don't know what's in her personal stuff. Does the personal stuff mean the Clinton Foundation and possible corruption favors, et cetera, there or not? So I think the way this impacts the race is people are not going to decide on one news story here or there. They’re going to wait for the FBI and decide, “Hit by a pretty straight shooter and he will tell me if this was prosecutable or corrupt transaction.”
World News Tonight
June 29, 2016
6:40:50 PM Eastern
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We have new insight tonight about Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server, from her long-time aid, Huma Abedin. In a deposition for a lawsuit, Abedin testified that she and Secretary Clinton were both frustrated once when Clinton's private e-mails were blocked by the State Department's spam filter, causing Clinton to miss a phone call with a foreign diplomat. Abedin also said she could not recall whether she or Clinton ever discussed with any State Department official her use of the private server.