President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, told the Hillary Clinton campaign that they'd have to answer questions about the secretary of state's exclusive use of private email. Axelrod made the comments last night on MSNBC:
"There was a rigorous policy about using email" in the Obama administratoin, Axelrod said. "People had private email, but government business was to be conducted on government email."
Axelrod explained that Hillary Clinton needs to answer questions. "Let me just make a political point, if I can ... I think the real issue here, however this turns out, this problem is being exacerbated by the lack of answers from the Clinton campaign or the nascent campaign," he said.
"And it would be good to get out there and answer these questions, why did she use a separate email? How did she secure that email? Was there another email for which she communicated with people? By not answering these questions, they're allowing the story to fester in ways that are unhelpful and so, you know, lack of speed kills in this case."
Shortly after Axelrod's remarks, Clinton raised more questions when she called for the State Department to release only the emails she handed over:
I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.