Question Planting Continues At Campaign Hil
For the second time in as many days, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has had to deal with accusations of planting questions during public appearances, FOX News has learned.Did the campaign not catch the news this a.m.? How's HRC standing up to having a bunch of idiot campaign staff as morally adrift as she is?
In a telephone interview Saturday, Geoffrey Mitchell, 32, said he was approached by Clinton Campaign worker Chris Hayler to ask a question about how she was standing up to President Bush on the question on funding the Iraq war and a troop withdrawal timeline.
The encounter happened before an event hosted by Iowa State Sen. Gene Frais on a farm outside Fort Madison, Iowa.Not a pro-Clinton question? Not a question about "how she was standing up to President Bush on the question on funding the Iraq war and a troop withdrawal timeline?" Lie one.
Clinton's Iowa campaign confirmed to Fox News that one of its staff discussed questions with Mitchell before her April 2 event, but denied attempting to plant a pro-Clinton question.
Mo Elliethee, spokesman for Clinton's campaign in Iowa, told Fox that Hayler and Mitchell "had a previous relationship" and that a discussion about Clinton arose out of a normal conversation between two people who knew each other well.Lie two. These people just cannot stop themselves.
"They had a previous relationship and were talking before the event and the topic of the senator's position on Iraq came up and Geoffrey said he had some questions," Elliethee said. "Chris suggested Geoffrey ask a question."
Mitchell, however, said that he and Hayler did not know each other personally before the event. I had no previous relationship with him. I knew his name and by name only as some who worked for Sen. Evan Bayh. But we didn't know each other and I had never met him before this event."
Asked if the Clinton campaign denied Mitchell's unequivocal assertion that Hayler tried to plant a question about Clinton trying to stand up to Bush on Iraq war funding, Elliethee declined.It's not yesterday; it's today, a whole new day to lie or just be plain stupid.
"I'm not going to comment on what he said," said Elleithee said, referring to Mitchell. "I'm going to discuss what our interpretation is. They had a previous relationship, the subject came up and there's nothing more to it than that. It's not newsworthy. It's innocent. It's not yesterday."
Of course, this is politics and Mitchell is an Obama supporter who could just be another dirty tricks slimeball out for a moment of fame for him and a ding on Hil -- but given Clintonian moral turpitude, I'll bet Mitchell is the pillar of honesty in this story.