Clinton: People in the Press Have Told Me They ‘Overdid’ Coverage of My Emails

Hillary Clinton reflected on media coverage of her emails today, claiming that some members of the press have admitted to her they “overdid” it.

In an exchange flagged earlier by the Washington Free Beacon, MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked Clinton about what she has to say about the media’s coverage of her emails.

Clinton started out by saying, “I made the original mistake, but, you know, people running for office make all kinds of mistakes. I mean, Trump had a million mistakes… That didn’t matter.”

As for the media, Clinton had this to say:

“I’ve talked to members of the press, because, look, I am a huge proponent of the First Amendment, and we need a really smart, savvy press. And here is what members of the press have basically said to me. ‘First of all, yeah, it was a legitimate subject to cover, we overdid it.’ And I couldn’t agree more.”

She again said the scandal was “way overhyped,” arguing the press mentality was “you’re gonna win anyway and so we have to vet you harder, Trump is the reality TV show candidate.”

Clinton did circle back back to James Comey, slamming his “unfair and wrong” press conference and that infamous October letter.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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