Former President Bill Clinton gave an impassioned defense of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness on Friday, pointing to her support from prominent GOP national security experts.
“It’s inconceivable all these prominent national security people who were active in other administrations, including Republicans, would have endorsed her” if they did not trust her, he said in response to a question about his wife’s email scandal. "I’m just telling you, there are people who spent their lifetime advancing national security who believe she’s the only person left you can trust with it.”
Clinton was referring to a letter that was released this week and signed by 50 top officials who worked in prior Republican White Houses. The signers questioned GOP nominee Donald Trump’s fitness for office and said he would make the nation less safe. Several also endorsed her, including former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft and veteran diplomat John Negroponte.