ABC: Clinton’s E-mail Scandal, Secrecy, Brings Back ‘Blurred Lines’ Narrative

Carville, meanwhile, maintained that ‘it amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing’

STEPHANOPOULOS: “I heard you [James Carville] laughing during that part that Democrats are having second thoughts. But what has the Clinton camp taken away from this?”

CARVILLE: “Well, first of all, we’ve got to start with what a former Obama aide had concerns. OK. But let’s get serious here. What this is, is the latest in a continuation and if you take it all and you put it together and you subtract 3.1415 from pi, you’re left with not very much. And that’s what — at the end of the day, so the Republicans can’t pass a budget. All right, we’ve got another investigation, just like we had the Whitewater, just like you go through the Filegate, you go through Travelgate, you go through seven or eight different Congressional committees you wonder why the public is not following this? Because they know what it is. It was something that she did. It was legal. I suspect she didn’t want Louis Gohmert rifling through her e-mails, which seems to me to be a kind of reasonable position for someone to take. So it amounts to — just like everything else before it, it amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “Nothing?”

VAN SUSTEREN: “Not one of us, not the — I don’t know if it’s illegal. We need a lot more facts. But it certainly violated the spirit of the law. She should have done it. What I can’t get over is like how stupid. I mean she must have known that everyone would be looking at everything she did. And what in the world was she thinking? That’s what I don’t get over is that, you know, she should have known better from the very — from the get-go. And, frankly, last August, when Trey Gowdy, chairman of the committee, wanted to — first got wind of the fact that these e-mails existed, why didn’t someone run over and negotiate a deal with her? Instead this blows up all over her.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “Well, maybe she was thinking, Ana Navarro, that those investigations were going to come no matter what.”

NAVARRO: “She’s always thinking that there’s investigations that are going to come no matter what. That’s why she’s got this level of paranoia and this need for control and this secrecy. And that’s why she set this up. This wasn’t for convenience. Listen, let me tell you, I want to thank James for reminding us of all of the other scandals – because what — part of the problem with this –“

CARVILLE: “Right.”

NAVARRO: “— is that it brings back the narrative that with the Clintons come the blurred lines –“

CARVILLE: “No, no, no.”

NAVARRO: “— like the song says. And it — and there comes drama and scandal — it’s just one more strike –“

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