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Wallace Scolds Dem Congressman for Throwing ‘Red Herrings’ In Defense of Hillary’s Emails

Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 5.59.24 PMChris Wallace took a Democratic congressman to task today for his efforts to wiggle out out a discussion on Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s report about her email policy violations.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) tried to explain on Fox News Sunday that Clinton didn’t endanger national security with her private email server, even though there were known attempts to breach it, and she’s admitted it wasn’t the best idea ever. Schiff also compared the situation to the fact that former general Colin Powell had a private email address in his time, but Wallace sunk his teeth into Schiff and wouldn’t let go until he got back on track.

“Hillary Clinton’s running for president, Colin Powell is not running for president,” Wallace said, “The rules in 2004 were completely different. They’re complete different guidelines”

Schiff tried to argue that Powell was a relevant precedent to Clinton’s case, but Wallace scolded him for deviating from the subject again and again. Schiff eventually got in a point about how Powell never had to release his emails like Clinton did, but Wallace pointed to Clinton’s noticeable reluctance and the major differences in circumstances.

“I think we’ve shown that it is different, and it is a red herring, sir,” Wallace said. “I expect more from you.”

Watch above, via Fox.

[h/t The Hill]
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