In a WikiLeaks email drop, former President Bill Clinton’s aide nixes a seemingly innocuous radio interview in 2015 by saying she is “shutting it down” with the blessing of Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook. The email is another example of the nervous attitude the Hillary Clinton campaign staff appeared to have had towards Bill Clinton.
New Hampshire radio host Jack Heath put in a request to interview President Clinton through mutual acquaintances in early 2015. He was a respected member of the media in New Hampshire, who also hosted a candidates debate.
Heath told Breitbart News exclusively that he had interviewed President Clinton several times in the past, including a sit-down interview in the Oval Office. Heath described those previous interviews as positive and respectful, and said that Clinton had been “very friendly.”
President Clinton’s aide’s internal response to Jack Heath’s request gave no reason for turning down the interview request. As the WikiLeaks-released email shows:
On Feb 5, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Tina Flournoy <Tina@presidentclinton.com> wrote:
FYI. He’s been going through different channels on this. I see no reason for WJC to do it Unless I hear differently from one of you, I’m shutting it down.
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook replied, saying, “I agree.”
Jack Heath confirmed to Breitbart News that the interview never happened.
Heath speculated that the reason for the interview shutdown was that Hillary Clinton did “very few one-on-one interviews,” in contrast to Donald Trump, whom Heath said he had “interviewed more times than I can count.”
Heath’s request is included in the email:
I am interested in taping a 5-10 minute radio for my daily Morning NewsTalk Show “New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath” solely on the President’s reflections and memories of his first NH Presidential Primary experience in which he was declared the Comeback Kid.
We are approaching the 1-year point to the 2016 First in the Nation Presidential Primary and I am planning special historic coverage next month. I am interviewing Bill Gardner, NH Secretary of State and one of his favorite reference points is when Bill Clinton finished 2nd in 1992 but essentially won.
As you know, I have interviewed President Clinton on several occasions, including in the Oval Office when I was News Director of WMUR TV. Mr. Clinton also invited me to interview him in White Plains NY when he was President.
My show airs daily on WGIR AM 610, 96.7FM in Portsmouth and on iHeartRadio live daily from 6 to 9am. I would request a pre tape call in interview with President Clinton some morning any day between next week and before February 9th.
Heath ends by making clear the purpose of the pre-taped interview: “Again, the sole topic is his reflection on the NH Primary, why it works and why it is special.”
Both President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s staff seem concerned about Bill Clinton in several emails released by WikiLeaks. For example, in February 2016, President Clinton’s aide Tina Flournoy sent an email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta about the former president, stating, “He’s losing it bad today. I’m not with him. If you’re in NH please see if you can talk to him.”