A top aide to Hillary Clinton allegedly praised the idea that the Democratic candidate would abruptly end an interview on Meet the Press if host Chuck Todd refused to ask substantive questions.
In a leaked 2015 email published by WikiLeaks, journalist Brent Budowsky purportedly shares his fantasy with Clinton aide Roy Spence.
“Hillary did fine on MTP, but I have a dream,” Budowsky writes in the email. “That next time Hillary [says] she has answered all those trivial email questions a hundred times, that it would be swell if Chuck would ask her what she would do for the country if elected.”
“And since that was not in the cards she gently take off her mic,” he continues, “note that this is why television news runs close to Congress as the least trusted institution in America, wink at the camera, say ‘fuck you, Chuck’ and walk off the set halfway through the ‘interview.'”
The email suggests Spence was fond of the idea.
“Son that is a dream worth dreaming about,” he replies to Budowsky.
Read the email below.