Hillary just wants to hide in the shadows and not answer any questions. Because the election is so close, she can’t hide in the shadows. But that doesn’t mean she has to answer questions. Hillary’s line of attack: keeping her mouth shut.
A stone-faced Hillary Clinton refused to comment on an email a top aide sent calling a Clinton Foundation quid pro qou a ‘mess’ of the former secretary of state’s own making.
‘I have nothing to say about Wikileaks, other than I think we should all be concerned about what the Russians are trying to do to our election and using Wikileaks very blatantly to try to influence the outcome of the election,’ Clinton said on Saturday.
The Democratic nominee was responding to a question posed by DailyMail.com during a media avail with reporters riding on her campaign plane.
Hacked emails revealed an internal disagreement among Clinton’s aides about her desire to hold a conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
The country’s king made a $12 million pledge to fund the Clinton Global Initiative conference – but only if the the likely presidential candidate attended.
Top confidante Huma Abedin bluntly wrote in a January 2015 email that ‘if HRC was not part of it, meeting was a non-starter.’
Then she warned: ‘She created this mess and she knows it.’
It was an uncharacteristic remark from Abedin, who is known for her abiding loyalty to Clinton over the years.
Donald Trump castigated Clinton on Friday for the ‘pay for play’ arrangement.
‘Now from WikiLeaks, we just learned she tried to get $12 million from the Kingdom of Morocco for an appearance,’ Trump said during a rally in western North Carolina.
‘More pay for play!’ he boomed as a crowd of thousands booed and yelled, ‘Lock her up!’
‘That’s why I’m proposing a path of ethics reforms to make our government honest again,’ the Republican presidential nominee said.
Trump said, ‘It’s time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.’
He exclaimed later, ‘Boy, we love WikiLeaks!’
The hacked email, stolen from an account belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, was among more than 4,000 posted Thursday on the website of the Wikileaks organization.
Clinton was no longer serving as secretary of state at the time of the meeting in Marrakech and did not end up attending.
Abedin told Podesta and current Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in the leaked email that the lavish May 2015 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative was based on a $12 million pledge from Moroccan King Mohammed VI to host the event.