Hillary Clinton looked "very defensive" when talking about her private email server during her first TV interview with CNN Tuesday, New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman said Wednesday.
Discussing the interview on CNN's "New Day," Haberman, who covers Clinton for the Times, said the presidential candidate's defensiveness indicates she believes the scrutiny about the server is unfair.
"The emails, she was very defensive answering questions about that," Haberman said. "I was very struck by it. She still, I think, thinks this is an unfair issue. She's clearly very angry about the congressional hearings into this topic, thinks that it has gone too far."
In responding to a question from CNN's Brianna Keilar, Clinton said she did not conduct any wrongdoing by using the server and has gone "above and beyond what was expected" in releasing 55,000 pages of emails.
Haberman wasn't impressed with Clinton's response.
"She had one line where she said 'I didn't have to turn over anything.' ... That's not a great answer to that question considering she was using private email for government-related business."
Haberman and "New Day" co-host Alisyn Camerota also discussed Clinton's response to Keilar's question regarding the low levels of trust Clinton has received in polls. "Well, I think when you are subjected to the kind of constant barrage of attacks that are largely fomented by and coming from the Right," Clinton immediately responded to Keilar's question.
Camerota said Clinton "blamed the right-wing conspiracy again by saying it's the Republicans who have cast her as untrustworthy," and asked Haberman if that's a winning answer.
"It's a winning answer for your base, it's a winning answer for your supporters to say, 'Look, I'm under attack,'" Haberman said.
(h/t Washington Free Beacon)