Democrats will abandon Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee if her email troubles continue much longer, Dick Morris said Sunday.
"Normally, that's the Clinton playbook: delay, delay, delay. And while you're doing it counterattack by savaging your prosecutor and the amount of time it's taking and the amount of money he's consuming until the public gets so tired of it that they drop it and they move on," Morris, Bill Clinton's former pollster, told John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable"
on AM 970 in New York.
But that is the opposite of what she should be doing because time is not on her side, Morris said.
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Morris warned that if it appears by the middle of the campaign that Clinton could face criminal charges for keeping classified documents on her own server during her time as secretary of state, "The Democratic Party is not going to want her to be the nominee."
"When we talk about 'Will Hillary survive the email scandal?' – it’s just like asking in 1973 and '74, 'Will Nixon survive the Watergate tapes?'" he said.
Morris predicted the Clinton email server will eventually be subject to a public review, adding that "by delaying the day of reckoning, she’s risking shipwrecking not just her candidacy, but the entire [Democratic] Party."
Such concerns will add to the pressure for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run, Morris said.
"I think Obama wants Warren, not Hillary," he said. "I think the reason the email scandal got released to the newspapers by the administration was because they wanted to torpedo Hillary."
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and first lady Michelle Obama hate Clinton, he said.
"I think that the pressure on Warren to get in will mount, particularly if Hillary’s poll numbers continue to drop," he said.
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