Their hope was to make a connection with Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and thus forge a potential connection to her longtime boss, Hillary Clinton, to get an inside track for a campaign position if she ran for president in 2016. – Olivia Nuzzi [New York Daily News]
AFTER A gossip item by Olivia Nuzzi was posted on NSFWCorp, Nuzzi landed an item in the Daily News, which revealed the motives of the interns signing on for the Weiner campaign. One of his top aides, Barbara Morgan, then unloaded in an expletive laced tirade in a conversation with Talking Points Memo published late yesterday.
The headline above says it all.
From Talking Points Memo, a short excerpt, with much more at the link:
“I’m dealing with like stupid fucking interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed NDAs and/or they proceeded to trash me,” Morgan told TPM, referring to a non-disclosure agreement. “And by the way, I tried to fire her, but she begged to come back and I gave her a second chance.”
Morgan went on to suggest Nuzzi would be unable to get a job in New York City’s political scene as a result of her actions.
“Fucking slutbag. Nice fucking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again,” said Morgan.
[…]”It’s all bullshit,” she said. “I mean, it’s such bullshit. She could fucking “” fucking twat.”
Business Insider emailed Morgan, asking whether she intended her remarks to be on the record.
We emailed Morgan to see if she intended her comments to be seen.
Her response: “NO NO NO NO NO.”
Here is Morgan’s full statement:
“In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation. It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.”
Josh Marshall stated emphatically in an email that the conversation was absolutely on the record.