Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting. Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. [New York Times]
IT’S BEEN all the talk, with the New Yorker’s George Packer encapsulating the DC to New York City media malaise about covering the 2016 election cycle, especially when it comes to Hillary Clinton. Welcome to another all things Hillary 2016 Podcast Series: The Stiletto Edition, Volume 3.
It’s like political writers, no matter the outlet or stature, want to make people feel embarrassed for being excited about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, a woman who has worked for decades to garner more experience than most men have when assuming the presidency. Her constant presence and perseverance seen as not a character qualification, but as staying around too long.
As if a woman could get to where Clinton stands today without sticking it out for decades, even if the guys don’t have to.
Brian Fallon is on fire this week, including a post on Medium.
In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one “has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation.” He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary. “To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,” he added. [New York Times]
What the media is excited about is Clinton Cash, a book written by a Republican operative with clear bias against the Clinton hoping to stir up a lot of smoke. #MissionAccomplished, as the GOP likes to say (even when it isn’t).
Ron Fournier hasn’t read Schweizer’s book, but he knows what the Clintons are capable of.” In his first sentence he starts by citing Jennifer Flowers… Monica Lewinsky. The National Journal’s version of Dick Morris is not only blaming Hillary Clinton for Bill’s extramarital affairs, but thinks dragging the Lincoln bedroom, cattle futures and even the travel office into the 2016 election cycle is important, because, quoting Fournier, “I KNOW WHAT THE CLINTONS ARE CAPABLE OF.”
Oh, and please remember what happened when the New York Times (yes, THE New York Times) made previous claims about President Clinton and the Kazakhstan uranium deal, only to have their reputation handed to them in a bag. It’s good to keep in mind when you follow the loose ends on their Clinton Cash stories, which end in a pile of nothing.
It’s all about Hillary Clinton not being exciting enough for the establishment press, because she’s simply not a quitter and knows she can deliver in ways the boys can’t or haven’t yet.
Is that too gender identified for you?
Uncomfortable with people being excited about a tremendously qualified politician, who happens to also be a woman, as a formidably viable candidate for president?
Get used to it, because Secretary Clinton isn’t going anywhere. That seems to bother the establishment press, that has a whole lot of baggage to haul around where Hillary is concerned.