Hillary Clinton’s press secretary, Brian Fallon, was relentlessly grilled on CNN Thursday about the private email scandal that has consumed much the Democratic candidate’s presidential campaign.
One of the more notable moments of the interview came when Fallon claimed twice he didn’t know what “wiped” meant after CNN’s Brianna Keilar referenced the server that Clinton “wiped” clean before turning it over to the FBI.
Fallon asserted that the FBI now has the email server and “very well may seek to perform any kind of operation on it.”
“The wiped server, right, Brian?” Keilar asked.
“I don’t know what ‘wiped’ means,” Fallon replied. “The emails were deleted.”
The CNN anchor continued to press and ultimately got Fallon to admit that the files turned over on thumb drives to the FBI were not actual data files with the accompanying metadata, but rather PDF files.
“I’m not sure what point you’re making,” Fallon said. “They are PDFs, that’s right.”
“I’m just saying that there’s more information and a judge just said Cheryl Mills shouldn’t delete emails like that. Honestly, I just wanted to pin you down on some stuff that I haven’t been able to get,” Keilar replied.
Fallon later repeated, “I don’t know what wiped means.” He added, “the emails were deleted off of the server, that’s true.”
(H/T: Weekly Standard)