While critics will argue that Howard Dean seldom knows what he’s talking about, the Democrat literally had no clue what he was discussing during an appearance Monday on MSNBC.
MSNBC host Thomas Roberts asked Dean to respond to claims of “quid pro quo” leveled against the State Department as a result of the FBI releasing over 100 new documents related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
But Roberts threw Dean for a loop when he mentioned WikiLeaks in the same breath, causing the former governor of Vermont to conflate the two issues.
“This sounds like nothing… who’s saying this?” he asked. “This is nothing — the last couple of batches of e-mails revealed nothing. Who is pushing this notion?”
Roberts awkwardly tried to bring his guest into focus, asking about the FBI using the term “quid pro quo” in connection with the State Department, but Dean remained clueless to the topic of discussion.
“You know, they’re all big questions,” he replied. “This is nothing. This is––somebody made this up. This is innuendo and leaks by the Russians.”
Roberts stressed — twice — that he was not talking about WikiLeaks, but Dean STILL did not catch on.
“Is this Jason Chaffetz’s stuff?” the befuddled Democrat asked, referring to the Republican congressman from Utah who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
It doesn’t get better than this!
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