The Hillary Clinton campaign bragged “every single interviewer was for her” during a visit to Michigan during the Democratic primary season, according to recently released hacked emails.
Notes from campaign events sent by Nick Merrill, Clinton’s traveling press secretary, revealed a cozy relationship with the media, a recurring theme in the document dump of campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails.
Emails have shown CNBC anchor John Harwood offering advice to the Clinton campaign and bragging about how he questioned Donald Trump as a debate moderator. The New York Times alsogave veto power to the campaign over what Hillary Clinton quotes could be used in a profile.
Merrill’s notes from a series of Hillary Clinton’s events at “very hip coffee shops” in Michigan on March 8 reveal similar dealings with members of the local press.
“[Six] radio interviews and [two] coffee shops this morning,” Merrill wrote. “Interviews were all live or taped Detroit stations with the exception of one we did into Flint. Quick hits, mostly centered around getting out to vote.”