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LEAKED: NYT Asks Clinton Staff For Permission To Use Parts Of Interview

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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The New York Times asked the Clinton campaign for permission concerning which parts of a Hillary Clinton interview they could use, according to leaked emails.

Mark Leibovich, a writer with The New York Times Magazine, had to clear certain portions of a previously conducted interview with Clinton’s communications director.

Jennifer Palmieri approved a portion where Clinton talked about moose stew, but asked him to leave out Clinton’s mention of Sarah Palin.

Palmieri also requested that Leibovich leave out Clinton’s statement that “gay rights has moved much faster than women’s rights or civil rights, which is an interesting phenomenon somebody in the future will unpack.”

“So, just the moose (sans Palin), and none of the other stuff I sent you? The last 2 questions, I don’t believe, I asked to use … .” Leibovich wrote back.

Palmieri wrote back that she thought Leibovich wanted them to pick what to use.

“i wanted the option to use all — and you could veto what you didn’t want. That’s why i selected the 5 or 6 I sent to you … The moose is good, but I’d really love to use the other things i sent, too,” Leibovich explained. “They were all on point. Sorry for mis-communique here, but do you you think you can check?”

Palmieri quickly apologized, saying that she messed up.

“Shit. I am sorry. Can you resend? I screwed this up,” she wrote.

According to United States intelligence officials, the Wikileaks hacks have been tied to actors close to the Russian government. They believe that the hack on Podesta’s email account is possibly being used to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.

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