A former campaign strategist for twice-failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton threw cold-water on reports she was considering another run for the White House Monday; saying her former boss would likely finish in third place during the Democratic primaries.
Longtime Clinton advisor Adrienne Elrod was speaking with the Hill when she was asked to comment on whether the former Secretary of State was preparing to launch another bid for the Oval Office; setting the stage for a potential re-match against Donald Trump.
“To be honest with you, I don’t know that a run this time around would yield a first or second-place finish. I think there’s a lot of new people in the party who are stepping forward. I think we’ve got a very deep bench of strong candidates and she knows this,” she said.
“I would advise against her running, not because I don’t think she’s qualified. Of course she is, but I think that she knows it’s time for faces and new leadership to step forward,” she added.
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'NOT HELPFUL': Secret Email Shows Strzok ‘WORRIED’ About Hillary Probe
Recently released emails show anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok worried that former President Barack Obama’s public comments would impact the public’s perception of the ongoing Hillary email investigation.
According to Fox News, the communications show Strzok was highly concerned that the President’s statement was “not helpful” and warned the White House “there is a line they need to hold.”
“Below not helpful,” Strzok wrote to top FBI counterintelligence official. “Certainly the WH is going to do whatever it wants, but there is a line they need to hold with regard to the appearance of non-interference.”
The emails echo similar comments made in James Comey’s new tell-all book, where the former FBI chief claims Obama “jeopardized” the Hillary probe by making comments that caused many to question the administration’s role in the investigation.
“Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility in the investigation,” writes Comey.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: GOP Fundraising SMASHES RECORDS Ahead of 2018 Midterms
The Republican National Committee revealed Wednesday that it raised more money heading into 2018 than any other midterm election in history; smashing expectations and raising serious questions about the predicted “blue wave” this fall.
“The RNC is investing in over 70 races across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “We’re already on the ground in 27 states. In California two weeks ago, there were seven races where Hillary Clinton won those districts. In six of those districts, more Republicans turned out than Democrats. That is very good for us in those primaries.”
“We have raised more money than any political party in history going into a midterm,” she added.
McDaniel’s comments come as the Democratic National Committee struggles to raise money ahead of the 2018 election, when the DNC hopes to sway enough centrist and moderate voters to retake control of Congress this fall.