The past two debates have seen moderators who have lead a full on attack of Trump and have been soft on Hillary, to say the least. Last night, Chris Wallace was not like earlier moderators. He held Hillary’s feet to the fire over allegations that the Clinton Foundation engaged in “pay-for-play” behavior when she served as secretary of state.
Wallace: “There have been a lot of developments over the last ten days since the last debate. I’d like to ask you about them. These are questions that the American people have, Secretary Clinton, during your 2009 Senate confirmation hearing, you promised to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest with your dealing with the Clinton Foundation while you were Secretary of State.
“Emails show that donors got special access to you. Can you really say you kept your pledge to that Senate committee, and what happened and what went on between you and the Clinton Foundation? Why isn’t it what Mr. Trump calls pay to play?”
Clinton: “Well, everything I did as secretary of state was in furtherance of our country’s interests and our values. The State Department said that.”
She then tried to distract from the question by listing off all the “good” the foundation did across the globe. Wallace wasn’t falling for the bait and switch, however, and interrupted her.
Wallace: “Secretary, respectfully, this is an open discussion. A specific question went to pay for play. Do you want to address that?”
And guess what, she did not want to address it.