Perino: Clinton's Email Scandal is Not Like 2007 Bush Email Controversy
During "The Real Story" today, Gretchen Carlson reported that Hillary Clinton has broken her silence, requesting that the State Department release the emails associated with the private account she used while serving as secretary of state.
Carlson explained that in 2007, Clinton was outraged while she was a senator about what some claimed was President George W. Bush's administration hiding information on secret email servers.
Clinton bashed the administration in a video stating that "our Constitution is being shredded...we know about the secret White House email accounts. It is a stunning record of secrecy and corruption..."
Fox News chief White House correspondent, Ed Henry, and former White House press secretary, Dana Perino, explained to Carlson what was really going on in 2007 and how it is different from the current situation Clinton is in.
"I appreciate the opportunity to clarify this," Perino said. "Some have suggested what Hillary Clinton is accused of doing, was the same as what the Democrats accused some people in the White House of doing back in 2007."
Perino explained that Bush administration had two email accounts, one for official government business and another for Republican National Committee business. She said that what is happening now to Clinton is completely different from 2007.
"She is the head of a government department, she's a cabinet secretary and under the Obama administration guidelines and the State Department guidelines of 1995, 2009, and 2013, say any government business has to be done on an official government account," Perino said. "To me that's very black and white."
"I think Dana is mostly right there, that there is difference here in that Secretary Clinton is not accused of mixing private and official email," Henry added. "She basically only used private email, and never used State Department email."
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