Seth Meyers: Hillary Clinton’s Emails Read Like ‘The Sopranos’
It was Hillary Clinton’s turn to get a ‘closer look’ from the Late Night host on Tuesday.
On Monday night, Seth Meyers spent nearly 12 minutes breaking down Donald Trump’s decision to double down on his alt-right base by hiring the man behind Breitbart News as his latest campaign chief.
Tuesday, it was Hillary Clinton’s turn.
After laying out the latest problems with Trump’s campaign, Meyers pivoted to his Democratic opponent by saying “surely that’s good news for Hillary Clinton.” Unless, of course there are approximately 15,000 new emails set to be released by the State Department just before the election.
“How many emails can Hillary Clinton have that she can just miss 15,000?” an incredulous Meyers asked. He feared that she might be one of those “weirdos” who has them all unread on her phone. “Trump may be a demagogue,” Meyers quipped, “but I cannot vote for a sociopath who doesn’t clean out their inbox.”
Later in the segment, Meyers examined some of the already-released emails that showed that Clinton Foundation officials “may have used connections at the State Department to obtain special access to Clinton donors and friends.” For example, one official emailed Clinton aides asking for a “favor” and requested they “take care of an associate’s request.”
“Words like ‘favor’ and ‘take care of’ shouldn’t be in State Department emails,” Meyers said. “They should be in the last five minutes of a Sopranos episode.”
While Meyers stressed that there are no “smoking guns” in Clinton’s emails, he added, “They do seem to demonstrate, at the very least, that if you were a Clinton Foundation donor, or a friend, or Bono, it was easier to at least get your request seen by someone at the State Department.”
But Meyers also admitted that in “any other year all of this would be so much more damaging to Hillary.” Fortunately for her, she is still running against Donald Trump.