Clinton family insider Lanny Davis spoke out Wednesday in defense of Hillary Clinton, whose presidential campaign has been rocked by the growing scandal over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
"It's all speculative," Davis told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "I have no idea whether it's true. We have no facts. Somebody said five months is missing. We have no proof of that."
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Davis compared the current issue to the Whitewater investigation
, which centered on investments Bill and Hillary Clinton made in the Whitewater Development Corp., a failed Arkansas business venture in the 1970s and 1980s, with partners Jim and Susan McDougal.
The Clintons ended up, after a lengthy, expensive investigation not being implicated in the case, but the McDougals were convicted, along with then-Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker.
The Clintons have always contended the investigation was politically motivated.
"Let's wait for the facts," Davis told the Fox News program Wednesday.
Meanwhile, said Davis, the State Department and the intelligence community's inspector general are disagreeing about state department email that has turned out to be labeled classified.
"This is a retroactive look two or four or six years later," Davis said, at communications that "someone in the intelligence committee says should have been classified. What Hillary Clinton said was accurate. We have the possibility she made a mistake, but that's speculation."
But he refused to label the investigation as a "right-wing conspiracy."
"I don't use terms like that," he said, complaining that Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn
, who has called for a special prosecutor in the case, has made a "misjudgment [while] misreading history."
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