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Lanny Davis Defends Hillary, Hangs Up On Steve Malzberg

By    |   Friday, 10 Jul 2015 06:30 PM

Clinton family confidante Lanny Davis abruptly ended an interview on Newsmax TV Friday as he and Steve Malzberg got into an explosive fight over Hillary Clinton's claim that she never received a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Clinton, the leading contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, made the assertion during an interview on CNN, prompting the committee to release a subpoena it sent her in March, asking for emails she sent in 2011 and 2012 related to Libya.

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"Why did she say she never got a subpoena?" Malzberg asked Davis, a prominent Washington lawyer and former special counsel to President Bill Clinton.

"OK she said she never got a subpoena in the context of the question of whether she had subpoenas prior to her delivering the emails to the State Department. That was the question she answered. A time specific answer. She had not gotten a subpoena at that time," Davis responded.

"She probably misunderstood that it would be interpreted this way. But knowing [committee chair] Trey Gowdy, who's never answered the question, why won't you call her publicly to testify, why won't you release the transcript of [Clinton friend] Sidney Blumenthal's deposition? That's what we should be talking about."

"I don't really care about that, we're here to talk about Hillary," Malzberg shot back.

"Well, what I care about is telling you the answer that I choose to answer, not the one that you want me to. I gave you the answer," Davis responded.

When Malzberg then restated that Clinton had said she had "never'' received a subpoena, Davis said:

"I hate to do this to you because you've usually been pretty civil and fair, you said you were going to start with a question and answer … and then what you did is played a clip of her answer — exactly what Trey Gowdy has done and this is Steve Malzberg at his worst."

"She answered a question that was about a moment in time when she had not turned over her emails to the State Department and there was so subpoena at that moment."

"So it depends on the meaning of the word 'is,' right Lanny?" Malzberg said.

"Do you have any other questions, Steve? This interview is over and this is the last …" Davis said, slamming down the phone.

"This is pathetic, really pathetic," said Malzberg, who then replayed Clinton's claim on CNN.

"She didn't say, uh, I didn't have a subpoena at any particular time or the subpoena came prior, blah blah, there have been several, several, up to three, according to Trey Gowdy, subpoenas. Hillary said I have never had a subpoena."

Malzberg then issued an offer to Davis to make a return visit to "The Steve Malzberg Show" — but on one condition.

"You know what Lanny, you chose to hang up. You want to come back and apologize, you're free to do that," Malzberg said.

"Until then, take the Clinton-speak somewhere else, not here with me, OK?"

The Benghazi probe has been a bone of contention between Democrats, who say it is a plot to smear the former secretary of state, and Republicans, who believe it will reveal errors that led to the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, as well as a cover-up afterwards.

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