I don’t think that this was what James Carville was planning to say when he went on ABC’s This Week on Sunday morning. In fact, I am absolutely positive that he went on air to defend Hillary Clinton and deflect attention away from her felonious and selfish ways. Sadly for him (and for Hillary) but interestingly for us… he did quite the opposite. Instead of deflecting attention from Hillary Clinton, he reinforced what everyone else already believed – Hillary was trying to hide public information from Congress.
Carville has long been in the pocket of the Clinton family, and over the last few weeks he has come out (along with David Brock of Media Matters) as the chief apologist for Hillary Clinton on the email scandal. He has gone on show after show breathlessly supporting Clinton, while acting as if this is all just some crazed right-wing attack that is without merit and shouldn’t even be something we’re talking about.
Except now Carville has slipped up and admitted the exact thing that we all already believed about this situation. Hillary ignored regulations, broke law and lied to Congress, all in an effort to hide her emails from them… and from us.
After about 40 seconds of trying to blame Republicans with his pateneted Louisiana gobbledygook, Carville gets to the heart of the matter and finally says something of substance. “I suspect she didn’t want Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails, which seems to me to be a kind of reasonable position for someone to take. It amounts to — just like everything else before it, it amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing.”
Wow. Oh. Wow.
I think Carville may have regretted those words the moment they escaped his lips. Congressional oversight is the very reason that the regulations and laws regarding the conduct of government employees exist. Now Clinton’s most outspoken and powerful defender has tacitly admitted that she hid her emails on purpose to avoid oversight… Wow.
Veteran journalist Mark Halperin was surprised to hear this too.
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) March 15, 2015
Quite an admission indeed.