- The Washington Times - Monday, June 12, 2017

Kevin Spacey took his job hosting the Tony Awards in an unexpected direction — into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret email server scandal.

Netflix’s “House of Cards” star used his time in the limelight on Sunday night to show off his impression of former President Bill Clinton and a willingness to poke fun of Ms. Clinton. The moment came during commentary on actor Ben Platt becoming one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

“Ben, you know who you bumped off that list? My wife,” Mr. Spacey said while mimicking Mr Clinton. “Between you and me, you might be a better singer, but after seeing your show, there’s no doubt Hillary is much better at creating fake email accounts than you!”

Mr. Platt, who went on to win Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his work on “Dear Evan Hansen,” slid into his chair after the punchline.

“I just wanted to do a joke nobody would ever think I’d do,” the host continued, The Daily Caller reported. “That was fun, but I’m gonna get in trouble when I get home.”

Ms. Clinton told an audience at the 2017 Code Conference on May 31 that the FBI’s investigation into her handing of the government’s most secretive documents was the “biggest nothing-burger ever.”

“There was no law against it. There was no rule, nothing of that sort. So I didn’t break any rule. Nobody said, ‘don’t do this,’ and I was very responsible and not at all careless,” she said in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, The Washington Times reported at the time.

The Department of Justice under former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch closed the agency’s case on July 7, 2016.

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