NBC Nightly News Debunks Trump's Bogus Smears Cited From Discredited Clinton Cash Book

Hallie Jackson: The “Author Admits There's No Evidence” That Clinton Did Favors For Cash At State Department

From the June 22 edition of NBC's Nightly News with Lester Holt:

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LESTER HOLT (HOST): Today Donald Trump is trying to jump-start his campaign after a very rough few weeks. Trump went on offense, unleashing a wide-ranging takedown of Hillary Clinton's record. But tonight, NBC news has found many of the claims he made were misleading or outright false. NBC's Hallie Jackson is separating fact from fiction. 


HALLIE JACKSON: Trump never one to mince words, though today not all of them were true. 


DONALD TRUMP: Her server was easily hacked by foreign governments. 


JACKSON: But a State Department Inspector General's report said it found no such evidence, only only routine phishing. No government official said her e-mails were hacked. And on Benghazi? 


TRUMP: The late ambassador, Chris Stevens, I mean she -- what she did with him was absolutely horrible. He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed. 


JACKSON: That's not what Clinton told the Select Committee this fall, under oath. 


HILLARY CLINTON: I did not sleep all night. I was very much focused on what we were doing. 


JACKSON: The hearings, revealing she was still at the state department when the attack started to unfold in the early afternoon. Later e-mailing her daughter from home shortly before midnight. Trump also accused Clinton of doing favors for cash at the State Department. 


TRUMP: Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit, and even theft. 


JACKSON: Trump leaning heavily on the book “Clinton Cash,” but that book's author admits there's no evidence to prove those allegations. 


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