Is Hillary Surrounded by 'Yes-Men' and 'Enablers'? 'Outnumbered' Debates
The Outnumbered co-hosts had a spirited debate today about the people working for Hillary Clinton following the latest WikiLeaks release of hacked emails.
The newest messages show Clinton's team discussing the fallout from the 2015 revelations that she had used an unsecured private email server while secretary of state.
John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chair, and Neera Tanden, co-chair of Clinton's transition team, lamented the fact that Clinton did not disclose the private server long beforehand.
"Why didn't they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy," Tanden said. Podesta agreed that the refusal disclose it earlier was "unbelievable."
"[I] guess I know the answer," Tanden replied. "[T]hey wanted to get away with it."
Both seemed to place blame on Clinton's top State Department aide and attorney Cheryl Mills.
Meghan McCain reacted by saying that Clinton has made poor choices when it comes to picking her closest advisers. But Julie Roginsky, formerly a senior political strategist for Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg, said Clinton had an "incredible staff" when she was in the Senate and picks "good people."
McCain called that "ridiculous," arguing that Clinton has long been getting bad advice from a team made up of "yes-men and enablers."
"Look what they helped get her into," she added, wondering whether Clinton is surrounded by people who simply "kiss [her] you-know-what."
Guy Benson agreed, but lamented the idea that - if recent polls are correct - Clinton will end up getting away with what she did, as Tanden wrote in the email.
"Hillary Clinton at the moment looks like she's poised to win. That's the demoralizing reality. She probably is going to get away with this," he said.
Watch the debate above and weigh in with your own thoughts.