Yesterday, Gawker posted a story that exposed a close working relationship between Politico White House correspondent Mike Allen and Philippe Reines, who served as an aide to Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. Allen’s emails indicate that he was guaranteeing positive coverage of Chelsea Clinton.

CNN’s recently suspended Elise Labott appears to have had a similarly agreeable rapport with Reines, going so far as to comply with requests on what to tweet.

Politico’s Glenn Thrush sees nothing unusual there:

So, in other words…

Yeah, that still just doesn’t seem right.

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