Excerpt from The Washington Free Beacon
Written by Natalie Johnson
Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin pressed campaign staff to consider whether the Democratic nominee could “survive” avoiding questions from the press during the first stage of her candidacy, according to newly released WikiLeaks emails.
“Can we survive not answering questions from press at message events[?]” Abedin wrote in a May 2015 exchange, Politico reported. “Her [David Dinkins Forum] speech and immigration message broke through because we didn’t take questions. Her community banks message got lost because she answered questions about the foundation and emails.”