A newly released email exchange from 2009 shows how a key Hillary Clinton aide strong-armed a prominent political reporter into glowing coverage of the then-secretary of state.
The email chain, released to Gawker in response to a Freedom of Information Request, is between longtime Clinton loyalist Philippe Reines and Atlantic reporter Marc Ambinder. Ambinder starts off the correspondence by asking for an advance copy of a speech on the Obama administration’s policies Clinton was due to give to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Reines obliges on three conditions:
1) You in your own voice describe them as “muscular”