A handful of top Hillary Clinton operatives used the exact same talking points to defend the Democratic presidential candidate’s response to questions about her email practices during an interview Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
Clinton told host Chuck Todd that she’s been “as transparent as possible” during the scandal and that she did not use a private email server to avoid scrutiny from Congress or under the Freedom of Information Act.
The first Clinton minion to claim that the former secretary of state thoroughly answered the email questions was Karen Finney, Clinton’s senior spokeswoman.
— Karen Finney (@finneyk) September 27, 2015
Minutes later, Brad Woodhouse, the head of Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton super PAC, published a tweet with the exact same phrasing.
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) September 27, 2015
It is unclear if Woodhouse copied and pasted Finney’s tweet or if he was drawing the comment from a set of talking points circulating among Clinton supporters.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday, Chuck Todd commented on the apparent coordination Monday, calling it “ham-handed.”
Other Clinton mouthpieces circulated the tweet championing Clinton’s “Meet the Press” performance. On Monday, Hilary Rosen, a longtime Clinton supporter, lobbyist, and CNN contributor circulated the same tweet, adding a “please” at the end.
— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) September 28, 2015
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a staunch Clinton defender, sent a tweet with the same general message, but altered the phrasing.
— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) September 27, 2015
Buffy Wicks, the executive director of another pro-Clinton super PAC, Priorities USA, also urged the public to “move on” from the email scandal.
— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) September 27, 2015