Double standard much? In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager Robby Mook (rhymes with “crook”) was asked to explain the Dems’ hypocrisy in complaining about the dmaning emails released by WikiLeaks, but having no problem with the New York Times releasing Donald Trump’s stolen tax information.
Mook was, of course, flummoxed.
Chris Wallace: You know, the Trump tax returns were stolen as well when they were mailed to The New York Times. You guys didn’t object to that, in fact, you jumped all over them.
Robby Mook: Well, we don’t know where those tax returns came from.
Wallace: Well, they were clearly stolen.
Mook: We don’t know that.
Wallace: Do you think Trump had given them?
Mook: I don’t know. I don’t know how they got to The New York Times.
Wallace also pressed Mook on the implications of some of the leaked emails, like the one showing obvious pay-to-play behavior between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation with regard to Morocco. Morocco “donated” $12 million to the foundation with the understanding that the Clintons would host a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) event in that country, which the Clintons, moreover, would personally attend. Here’s the back and forth:
Wallace: I know about the Russian connection. I’m talking about the $12 million from the King of Morocco and the fact that this continues to sort of show the line between private and public and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
Mook: I think we got to look at what decisions were made. There was a meeting in Morocco, Secretary Clinton decided not to go, focus on her campaign here, and again, we’re having —
Wallace: But then Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton went. Correct?
Mook: My understanding is they did go, but she did not. Again, this is the discussion the Russians want us to be having. They stole this information, they’re selectively leaking. I can’t even verify the information you have there. We simply don’t have enough time as a campaign —
Wallace: I promise you, if these were not true, you’d tell us.
Mook: And we are trying to go through some of them as we can. But we don’t have time to go through them all. And again, this is a distraction put in place by the Russian government at the suggestion and encouragement of Donald Trump. That should be a chilling fact for every single American.
Later, Mook appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, where he faced similarly difficult questions and appeared similarly confused when presented with the facts of Hillary’s corruption.
Jake Tapper: Donald Trump says that your campaign or the Democratic National Committee are behind the accusations against him of sexual misconduct.
I know Secretary Clinton yesterday said the charge is inaccurate. But let me put it more narrowly. Have any of these women have any — had any contact with your campaign or the DNC?
Mook: These accusations are not coming from our campaign.
Tapper: But have they had any contact? Have they had any contact?
Mook: It’s not — not that I’m aware of. I don’t know about any contact.
I feel bad for Mook. It must be difficult to try to make criminal activity sound like normal, everyday behavior. On the other hand, maybe if he wasn’t so callous toward corruption, his conscience would have kept him from trying to get the most corrupt politician in America elected to the presidency.