Krauthammer on Clinton email scandal: 'She's a Clinton. And what the Clintons do is, never clear the air'

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on 'Special Report with Bret Baier' that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will never "clear the air" on a scandal involving her emails during her tenure at the State Department- because he believes if she does, she'll only incriminate herself.

Following the revelation that she had used a private email account during her tenure - a potential violation of federal law - Clinton tweeted Wednesday that she had asked the State Department to release her emails to the public.  The tweet is the first comment Clinton has made on the subject.

"She's a Clinton. And what the Clintons do is, never clear the air," the syndicated columnist said.  "They spend the first month or so - surrogates, the machine - attacking the accusers, as in the Lewinsky scandal."

Krauthammer said that, unlike New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who held a multiple-hour press conference in the wake of allegations he had improperly closed a bridge as a political retaliation, Clinton would only do more damage by opening herself up to more scrutiny.

"She can't do it because, the answers to the questions - if remotely honest - are self-indicting," Krauthammer said.