- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bob Woodward, the famed investigative reporter who worked alongside Carl Bernstein in breaking the 1970s Watergate scandal, criticized Hillary Clinton’s “self-satisfaction” after her performance at the first presidential debate against Donald Trump, saying the Democratic nominee should dial it back and learn some humility.

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the 73-year-old Washington Post editor was asked by host Chris Wallace to weigh in on a Bob Woodward, the famed investigative reporter who worked alongside Carl Bernstein in breaking the 1970s Watergate scandal, criticized Hillary Clinton’s “self-satisfaction” after her performance at the first presidential debate against Donald Trump, saying the Democratic nominee should dial it back and learn some humility.” target=”_blank”>clip of Mrs. Clinton’s post-debate “gloating” during a rally in North Carolina.

“She won the debate,” Mr. Woodwardresponded. “I think there’s universal agreement on that. I guess Trump would not agree, but she really did.

“But, you know, that clip shows this kind of self-congratulation, this self-satisfaction,” he continued. “And as we know and as we try to teach our children, when you win something, don’t gloat. Humility works. And the problem for her is this feeds the notion that she’s in this for herself. You see that.

“She was overjoyed with what she did,” he added. “Fine, take a victory lap, but there is — something like that doesn’t get dialed back, and it probably should.”

Mr. Woodward has been outspoken about his criticism of Mrs. Clinton and her handling of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, comparing it to the Watergate scandal that sank President Richard Nixon.

“The answers are probably not going to be pretty,” he said in 2015.

After the Justice Department closed its investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s emails without criminal charges, Mr. Woodwardaccused the former first lady of having a “habit of secrecy” that may offer a glimpse at how nontransparent her presidency would be.

“So many unanswered questions,” he said in August. “Let’s face it, Hillary Clinton just has not come totally clean on this.”

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