A bombshell new report shows that a major television interviewer gave Hillary Clinton the questions ahead of time… Giving her and her team a week to prepare!
They saw the softball interview as a chance to reach out to black voters without taking a risk.
This is how the liberal media treats Hillary Clinton!
“Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable,” two of Clinton’s top communications aides wrote in a memo to Clinton a week ahead of her interview. “We coordinated closely with the show’s producers on the script and format of the show.”
The memo, sent to Clinton on Feb. 17, 2016, by campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney and communications aide Betsaida Alcantara, was attached to an email posted on the website DCLeaks.com by hackers suspected of acting in concert with the Russian government.
One of the individuals behind the website provided the Free Beacon with a password to access that email and others sent to and from Clinton volunteer Beanca Nicholson, who was doing advance work for a campaign swing through Chicago that included the Harvey interview.
The campaign memo reveals that Clinton’s staff worked with Harvey to craft the structure of the interview, and briefed the Democratic presidential nominee ahead of time on the precise wording of Harvey’s questions.
The questions touched on Clinton’s granddaughter, her preference for deep dish or thin crust pizza, her campaign’s “great start,” efforts to bridge America’s racial divide, and her support for gun control policies.
According to the memo, Clinton’s staff saw Harvey’s show as an effective and low-risk way to reach out to female and African American voters. They also noted recent episodes of the show that focused on issues that Clinton had stressed during her campaign.
Clinton’s staff pitched the show on some of those issues, including gun control, and noted that Harvey would not likely force Clinton to go into detail defending her positions.
The full memo is available here. Could you imagine a talk show host doing the same for Donald Trump? Of course not!
Clinton discussed carefully with the show’s producers about topics that would be discussed, and noted that Harvey would not force Clinton to detail or defend her positions. Then, they planned a “trip down memory lane” showing photos of Clinton’s childhood, time in school, and old family pictures with President Bill Clinton.