Andrea Mitchell Battles a Testy Carville over Whether Hillary Emails Just ‘Right-Wing Talking Points’

Mitchell and Carville Battle on Whether Hillary Emails Just 'Right-Wing Talking Points'

Longtime Clinton advisor James Carville went on MSNBC’s air this afternoon to trash the New York Times for its coverage of Hillary Clinton‘s use of a personal email server while serving as Secretary of State. Host Andrea Mitchell was not entirely amused with the Clinton confidant’s dismissive attitude.

Calling it purely “right-wing talking points,” Carville suggested the preponderance of negative stories about Sec. Clinton’s behavior were really “all about nothing.” Mitchell repeatedly pushed back that questions over the email controversy have not come solely from “right-wing” outlets, but also from liberals like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who said Clinton must properly address the situation.

“Democrats are saying to every political reporter in town that this should at least be addressed,” Mitchell added.

Carville, of course, dismissed it as another media-generated controversy about the Clintons, a la “Pardongate,” “Benghazi,” and “Travelgate.”

When he lamented that there is “one set of rules for the Clintons, and there’s one for everyone else, and I’m not playing along with the game.” Mitchell attempted to explain to him that there are serious questions about legality in her various doings, but he was not moved.

Watch the full exchange below, via MSNBC:

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