Democrats are worried about Hillary Clinton's electability and taking a close look at her liabilities as their leading presidential contender, conservative pundit Patrick J. Buchanan tells Newsmax TV.
"They've got to be looking at this nomination as suddenly being open," Buchanan, a senior adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
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"Hillary has a real problem in two areas. First … her negatives far exceed her positives on trust. Secondly, that referral over to the Department of Justice [for an investigation of her emails]."
"They're taking a look at this. Were there secret documents that were in her private server that were supposed to be in the State Department computers?"
Clinton has been under fire for using a private email server when she was secretary of state and the possibility that classified information was transmitted over it — the latter which she has denied.
Buchanan, a former presidential candidate himself, said if the Justice Department were to oversee an investigation and issue an indictment following such a probe, "that would be the end of the game for Hillary Rodham Clinton."
"I have to think there are other Democrats who are studying this issue of the emails and the server and the lost emails and the confidential material and the fact that the State has sent this over to Justice for a looksee," he told Steve Malzberg.
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