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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Gets Into Heated On-Air Battle With James Carville Over Hillary Clinton Emails


"I can't believe somebody's really trying to politicize this. I mean, my God."

A fierce debate erupted between "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and Democratic Strategist James Carville on Wednesday, over ongoing questions surrounding Hillary Clinton's email server.

"I can't believe somebody's really trying to politicize this. I mean, my God," Carville, a longtime defender of the Clintons, said of the controversy, going on to claim that the former secretary of state didn't violate the law.

But Brzezinski pushed back, noting that it's legitimate to ask questions, as it's impossible to know the contents of the emails that Clinton wiped clean from her server. Scarborough also added that there was a government policy requiring that email communications be backed up.

"There was a 2009 regulation when Barack Obama came into office that said any emails that you have have to be backed up on whatever department you work for … obviously for record keeping purposes," he said.

Carville continued to defend Clinton, though, claiming that this is yet another non-scandal involving one of America's most popular political families.

"I think that what she did was totally legal," he said. "At the end of the day, I predict this whole thing is going to amount to diddly squat."

The battle between Scarborough and Carville intensified from there, with the two talking loudly over one another before Carville told the MSNBC host that he won't fall for his "scandal mongering."

"Boys, stop," Brzezinski proclaimed in an effort to break up the debate before asking Carville some follow-up questions of her own.

"Come on, help me out here, James," she said. "There are some legitimate questions here, are there not?"

Carville, again, noted that past scandals involving the Clintons were all dismissed, as he believes that they never held any legitimate water.

Scarborough, though, still wasn't willing to let him off the hook, as he said he wanted an answer as to why Clinton told the public at her press conference that she wiped only personal emails when, in reality, she deleted all emails from her server.

"We're not talking about Benghazi. We're talking about Chappaqua," Scarborough said. "That's what you don't understand. … I don't think it's a scandal, but I would like an answer."

Watch the heated debate below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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