Hillary Clinton is facing a "dangerous" situation where her email server is concerned, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Monday, as the fact that the server that housed her communications was wiped clean
is a federal felonious offense that could keep her from running for political office if she's found responsible.
"There are other statutes that deal with what happens to you if you are a custodian of public records and you, among other things, alter them or obliterate them," Mukasey, who served under President George W. Bush, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show
. "No. 1, that's a felony, but that statute makes you unqualified, disqualifies you from holding any further office in the United States."
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The whole matter, Mukasey said, was a breach of common sense for Clinton.
"You don't as secretary of state, you're handling the top foreign affairs and foreign policy issues for the government ... you don't put it all on a private server," said Mukasey. "I mean, that's sort of like your surgeon doesn't need a sign in the operating room that says 'Wash your hands before you operate' in order to know to wash your hands."
Mukasey said that there will be confirmed classified material found, and Clinton's "already said that she directed that this be done."
And even if the server wasn't actually wiped clean so messages could not be detected, "if they tried, that's enough," Mukasey said.
At the same time, Mukasey said that he does not know what was being sought to be concealed, "whether it had to do with the foundation, whether it had to do with speaker fees or something, but I can't believe that this was done simply to hide emails about the wedding and yoga.
"I mean if she was that deep into yoga, she's be wearing saffron robes rather than pantsuits."
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