Chuck Todd: Hillary's e-mail excuses are "classic deflection"

“And she can claim she’s doing the same protocol as Colin Powell, but that was basically a half generation ago in how communications were dealt with,” he said. “So it is a classic deflection and sort of confusing the matter in the moment.

Todd noted that it wasn’t even clear what Clinton’s motivation was for using a private server to begin with. “It’s very possible that her and her political team are paranoid about House Republicans and have been for years, are paranoid about transparency and have been for years, and so they said, ‘We’re going to make this as hard as possible for Congress to sort of poke around our personal affairs…’”

“That is the best reason, that’s a best case scenario,” noted host Mika Bzrezinski.

“And it’s not a good one!” Todd said.