July 3, 2016
Cory Booker wants CNN's Brianna Keller to think that she's "frustrating" voters by "parsing" the Hillary email story over distinctions "with barely a difference."
Booker is there with his talking points, but Keller is dogged. She says: "Back in 2003, Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself from the Valerie Plame case, this was because of his longstanding relationship with Karl Rove, and he wanted to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. Why doesn't the same standard apply here?"
Booker's answer: "You're going far back into history with a case that I'm not truly familiar with. I can't make a distinction there."
So Booker pushes Keller back for making distinctions without a difference, and then he shows a woeful inability to make distinctions: 2003 is "far back into history." 2003!