Goolsbee on Clinton, economy

Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and economic policy.

Goolsbee: Nothing New in the Clinton Email Report

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A State Department inspector general report on Wednesday slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use for failing to inform department staff regarding the use of a private email server.

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The report draws attention to Clinton’s judgement as lawmakers question whether the Democratic presidential candidate can lead the country after risking the nation’s secrets by holding them onto a private server.

“This is the same people such as the Congressman that you just had on that are saying that the violation of the federal records act are a terrible violation even though this very report identifies the previous Secretary of State as doing similar things. They’re the same people that said Benghazi was terrible. They’re the same people that said she murdered Vince Foster,” former Obama senior economic advisor Austan Goolsbee told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.

Gooslbee said he has read the report that was provided to Congress and wonders whether those who are attacking have read the report.

“If you look at the report, it’s a report about record keeping and it’s critical of Secretary Colin Powell, who it says leaves office, had a private server and never turned over the emails that were on that private server despite being asked. And that Hillary Clinton did turn over those emails,” Gooslbee said.

The University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business professor discussed the economic policy practices under a Hillary Clinton presidency.

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“I believe infrastructure and education are two critical investments to raising the long term growth rate of the United States.”

Gooslbee thinks a 4 percent long-term economic growth rate is unrealistic and agrees a strong economic policy by a president is necessary.

“Ultimately, the elections will be between two people. I believe those two people will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And for whatever criticisms you have of Hillary Clinton which right now we are just focused on criticisms of her, it will become a compared to. And when you start looking at the insanity that’s coming out the Trump campaign on a regular basis, I don’t think we are willing to take that risk,” Goolsbee said. 

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