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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hillary Walks Away From Concussion Question As Press Avoids Emails, Clinton Foundation

In what was dubbed a "softball" first press conference for Hillary Clinton after 278 days of silence, the Democratic presidential candidate was never asked about her controversial private email server or her family's foundation.

Clinton addressed reporters on the tarmac in Westchester, N.Y., at a podium in front of her warming up airplane. She was asked six questions over 15 minutes about the tightening polls in the presidential race, and whether she believed she was being treated different in the race because she is a woman. A roar from the auxiliary power unit of the Clinton campaign's Boeing 737 plane served as a loud backdrop to the brief press conference availability.

Clinton was also asked about Trump’s comments the night before on foreign policy.

However, while the topics of the email server or the foundation were clearly taboo, one reported tried to bring up a relevant question about her health. As the Daily Mail reports, Hillary Clinton dodged a question on Thursday about FBI interview notes that showed her attributing memory lapses to a 2012 concussion.

'Can you clarify what you told the FBI about your concussion?' DailyMail.com asked as Clinton walked away from her podium on the tarmac in White Plains, N.Y. 'Read the reports,' she responded, offering no explanation.

As the Mail adds, the question and answer were not heard in network TV broadcasts or Internet live-feeds since they occurred away from microphones.

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