We already know some emails that have been released by the State Department show a very cozy relationship between members of the press and Hillary Clinton’s office when she was secretary of state.
Another email obtained by Gawker demonstrates how Philippe Reines, aide to then-Secretary Clinton, got Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic to publish favorable comments about Hillary:
Armbinder asked Reines for an advance copy of a speech Hillary Clinton was to deliver, and Reines agreed provided three demands were met. The first two concerned what Armbinder should write in his article, and the third demand was “don’t say you were blackmailed.” All demands were met.
Former Bush press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Dana Perino can’t believe it: