Former President Bill Clinton is reportedly "annoyed" that so few party stalwarts have publicly come to the defense of Hillary Clinton as she battles an intractable scandal over the private email system she used while serving as secretary of state.
In an interview with NBC's "Today Show" co-host Willie Geist on Tuesday, political correspondent Chuck Todd said those inside the Democratic presidential frontrunner's campaign concede there's a "perception problem among other Democrats… elites."
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But members of Congress and others who "want to help them" but "don't know how" aren't getting much help from the Clinton campaign, Todd claimed.
"They feel as if the campaign isn't giving them the explanations that they need, and so there has definitely been some internal friction, some of it led by former President Clinton, who is just annoyed that there aren't more surrogates out there defending Hillary Clinton on this," Todd said.
"I think you're going to see a little bit of an attempt by the campaign to appease nervous Democrats."
In an MSNBC film montage last month, Clinton surrogates are seen insisting the scandal is strictly media-driven.
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And Clinton herself made the claim at the Iowa State Fair, telling reporters, "Nobody talks to me about it other than you guys," the Washington Free Beacon reports
"It's not anything that people talk to me about as I travel around the country."
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