A former Obama administration official says Hillary Clinton should release her private email server to the public.
Steven Rattner, the "auto czar" during the first months of Barack Obama's presidency, said on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday that Clinton, a Democratic candidate for president, should allow others to access the server she kept in her New York home while serving as secretary of state. Questions have been raised about whether any classified or sensitive information ran through her relatively unsecure server, and two inspectors general have made a criminal inquiry to the Justice Department in order to seek a federal investigation.
"I think Hillary Clinton needs to get this issue off the table as best she can by being as open and as disclosive as possible about what happened," Rattner said.
"How can she do that?" asked co-host Mika Brzezinski.
"Personally, I think she should basically say, 'Yeah, at this point, I have no secrets, you can look at the server, you can see what's there, I'll help you the best I can,'" Rattner replied.
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