In an interview Friday with NBC News' “Meet the Press,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said Hillary Clinton's private emails have a "dark energy" and are following the Democratic presidential candidate "like a vampire."
Clinton is facing fresh worries among elected Democrats about her use of a private account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry is taking a toll on her presidential campaign.
On Friday, Gov. Brown compared the controversy to a “vampire'' saying it has “some kind of dark energy that gets everybody excited.''
Clinton joked at a Democratic dinner in Iowa last week that she liked the social media platform Snapchat because the messages disappear by themselves. And she shrugged off questions about her server being wiped clean, asking facetiously in Nevada, “Like a cloth or something?''
The new concerns follow Clinton's decision to turn over her server to federal investigators who are trying to determine if the data on it was secure.
“She's going to have to find a stake and put it right through the heart of these emails in some way,'' Brown said, adding that he doesn’t “think a leading candidate for president needs the advice of another politician.”
“Generally they don’t follow it,” he said, “and I think they know everything I can figure out on their own.”
Watch the full interview with Chuck Todd at 8 a.m. Sunday on Meet the Press.