House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued that “too much is being made” of the latest installment in the email controversy that has dogged Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“I think they shouldn’t be that concerned,” Pelosi said on Monday on “CBS This Morning” about Americans worried that Clinton told the FBI she was unaware the “c” marked on certain government material stood for “confidential.”
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“I think the secretary of state deals with a large number of issues — 30,000 emails, we’re talking about a few that may have been marked confidential — classified is really and secret and highly sensitive is where it becomes more problematic,” she said.
“But the fact is that whatever it was that Hillary Clinton dealt with in that manner had no threat to our security and I think that too much is being made of this.”
Pelosi then pointed to her own credentials as the top Democrat in Congress dealing with intelligence issues.
“I think much too much is being made of this. And I say that as the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee for years.”
“This is really much ado about something, but too much ado,” she said.
Pelosi doubled down when pressed about the 39 occasions that Clinton told the FBI that she couldn’t recall receiving training about using her email for transmitting confidential information.
“We’re talking about at least 30,000 emails. You’re talking about one thousandth of that,” she said. “This is a distraction from what we really should be talking about.”