Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will reportedly not answer any questions from mainstream media reporters even at an event honoring excellence in journalism later this month.
As Business Insider noted, “organizers of the March 23 Toner Prize Celebration, which is named after the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner, told the Center for Public Integrity the event would be open to reporters.” But “the keynote speaker, Clinton, does not plan to take their inquiries.” Though Clinton has charged six-figure speaking fees, she will generously keynote the event, which will take place at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for free, according to the Center for Public Integrity.
Clinton has been silent—save for one Tweet–after reporters surfaced that she may have violated federal law and endangered the country’s national security by using private email accounts while she was the Secretary of State.
“I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them,” Clinton Tweeted on Wednesday. “They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.” Officials have reportedly said that it will take months to review all of Clint’s emails.
TMZ, which tracked down Clinton at Reagan National airport on Thursday, has been the only media outlet that has pestered her in person about the emails.
Breitbart News’s John Nolte posed two relevant questions:
- Why wasn’t the mainstream media camped out with TMZ in the hopes of getting some answers?
- Why isn’t this video of Hillary refusing to answer running every fifteen minutes on cable news? I haven’t seen it once.