Back at the first Democrat debate, Bernie famously said people were sick of hearing about Hillary’s “damn emails” but now he’s acknowledging that it’s a serious issue. When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about it, Bernie also insisted that he’s not politicizing the issue.

David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:

Sanders on Clinton Emails: ‘I Think This Is a Very Serious Issue’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said he considered Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation to be “a very serious issue” Sunday on CNN, while also adding there was a legal process taking place that he did not want to politicize.

At the conclusion of their interview, State of the Union host Jake Tapper reminded Sanders of his famous remarks at the first Democratic debate in October, when he told Clinton the American people were “sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”

On Friday, the Obama administration announced that 22 more emails from her private server would not be released because they had been classified as top secret.

“Should voters take from those comments that you think nothing was done wrong when it comes to how Secretary Clinton handled classified information, or is that not a fair–?” Tapper asked, before Sanders cut in.

“No, no,” Sanders said, wagging his finger. “No, that is not, I think, a fair assessment. I think this is a very serious issue. I think there is a legal process right now taking place … I get criticized. ‘Bernie, why don’t you attack Hillary Clinton?’ There is a legal process taking place. I do not want to politicize that issue. It is not my style.”

Here’s the video:

Speaking of Hillary’s emails, the New York Post dropped a new bombshell today:

‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency e-mail address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says.

“This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008.

The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov e-mail address like previous secretaries.

“That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated. And this eliminates claims by the State Department that they were unaware of her private e-mail server until later,” Krongard said in an exclusive interview. “How else was she supposed to do business without e-mail?”

Here’s a flashback to the debate where Bernie said the emails didn’t matter:

We’ll see how seriously people take Hillary’s emails starting tomorrow.

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