During a discussion on Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal on Friday, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin had to call for a quick “fact check” to confirm the accuracy of a guest’s claim that Clinton’s staff destroyed Blackberries with hammers while at the State Department.
Boris Epshteyn, a Donald Trump surrogate, painted a damning picture of Clinton’s actions as the email scandal unfolded.
“17,500 emails that she lied about turning over. The server wipe. Within weeks of there being a report that she had a private server, it was wiped,” he said. “She thought that ‘C,’ which stands for classified, stood for ‘cookie’ or something. She thought that drone strikes are not classified. She said that the reason she used a private server was for convenience, that she only had one device, she used 13 Blackberries and five iPads.”
Epshteyn went on to call Clinton “absolutely disqualified from becoming president.” Then he dropped the claim about the destruction of Blackberries using hammers.
“Hang on, hang on, hang on,” Baldwin interjected. “Evan Perez, hammers? Fact check that for me please on the fly.”
Perez quickly responded, “Yes, they did, Brooke.”
Watch the panel’s reaction below via CNN: