Bloomberg’s Halperin: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Learned A Ton From The Master (Politician) She’s Married To’

Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect co-host Mark Halperin may not have been too impressed with Hillary Clinton’s performance during her CNN interview last Tuesday, but he did notice that she sounds amazingly like her husband Bill when answering questions:

But in her interview with CNN yesterday it is pretty clear that Hillary Clinton has learned a ton from the master she’s married to.

Halperin then played a video montage that compared previous Bill Clinton quotes with those of Hillary’s CNN interview.

Even though it’s been more than 14 years since Bill Clinton has been in office, after watching the video I couldn’t help but get a feeling of déjà vu.

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CNN’s Keilar: ‘I Didn’t Hear A More Open Or Transparent Hillary Clinton’

Hillary Clinton’s much anticipated and much hyped first national television interview on Tuesday as a Democratic presidential candidate didn’t win over her interviewer, CNN’s Brianna Keilar.

“I didn’t hear a more open or transparent Hillary Clinton,” Keilar said.

What Keilar said she did hear was Clinton not engaging on the question of Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders, the possibility of another Bush-Clinton presidential contest, and her belief that American voters trust her despite polls that show exactly the opposite:

The big issue has to do with her trust. She insists that voters should and do trust her, but at the same time, we see in our recent poll, that nearly six in ten Americans say they don’t find her honest or trustworthy. That’s very significant, credibility so key to leadership. And while she really is blaming Republicans on this, this is actually a recent development that we have seen with a couple of controversies plaguing her.

In a recent CNN/ORC poll, 57 percent of Americans said they didn’t believe that Clinton was honest or trustworthy, which is a staggering figure for a presidential front-runner.

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Former CNN Anchor Lynne Russell Defends Gun Rights After Husband Kills Armed Motel Intruder

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell’s support of the 2nd Amendment grew stronger after her husband shot and killed an ex-felon who was holding her at gunpoint during a robbery attempt in their motel room on June 30.

Russell told police that she had left her motel room to grab something from her car when felon Tonorio Walton accosted her and forced her back into her room. Walton became agitated when Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, took too long to gather up the items he wanted to steal. A gunfight then ensued in which de Caro – who has a Special Forces background, shot and killed Walton, while being shot three times. He is expected to fully recover.

Russell reiterated her support for legal gun ownership to FOX411:

The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits.

If you don’t want to carry, please don’t. Then, shut the f–k up about it. Make your own decisions.

She wishes the government (aka liberal politicians) would stop arguing about gun control and pass a law that states, “If you committed a violent crime you can’t get a gun permit. Simple law.”

That may be simple for Russell, but not for liberal politicians, aided by the liberal media, who continue to cite the number of deadly shootings committed by criminals as a reason for increased gun control. That same media, which has covered Russell’s ordeal, have largely ignored her pro-2nd Amendment statements.

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WATCH: Hillary Backer Chris Matthews Jabs Fellow MSNBCer Ed Schultz For ‘Jumping Up And Down’ For Bernie Sanders

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who is an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, jabbed his colleague Ed Schultz for “jumping up and down” for Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Hillary for the Democratic Party nomination:

Bernie got a big crowd out there in Denver. Ed Schultz was jumping up and down about it tonight.

Matthews was discussing a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that showed Clinton with a commanding 75%-15% lead over Sanders when he made his comment.

Sanders has surprised observers by attracting large crowds on the campaign trail with his left-wing populism and rants against the one-percent, leading Schultz to remark that he is “on a roll” and that the Clinton campaign should be worried.

Schultz’s support of Sanders should come as no surprise, as he has had the Vermont senator on his program numerous times. In addition, Schultz is one of the most left-wing hosts on MSNBC, and that’s saying a lot.

Watch Matthews’ comments and Schlutz’s reply:

 

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Journalists Gripe About Clinton Campaign Access

In a nearly two hour private meeting, journalists covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign gathered to discuss what they feel is a lack of access to and control of information from the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Attendees at the meeting, which took place at the Los Angeles Times/Tribune’s Washington, D.C, offices, weren’t authorized by their employers to speak on the record, but that didn’t stop them from expressing their concerns about the Clinton campaign’s tight grip on information for even routine matters.

One such concern was the campaign’s lack of adequate notice of events—which leaves the reporters scrambling to book last-minute flights and networks struggling to get satellite trucks and equipment to an event—something that can take a lot of time if the events are spread out over a wide area in a short period of time.

Another issue centered on the lack of clarity on whether or not fundraisers were open or closed to the media. Reporters were first told that fundraisers of 100 or more people would be covered via a pool system, but recent fundraisers of this size have been closed.

Journalists also complained about the ground rules of a briefing at the Clinton campaign headquarters in Brooklyn on Thursday, where reporters weren’t allowed to quote campaign officials, even for routine talking points or other non-sensitive information.

The media can complain all it wants, but unless Clinton and her team think there is some benefit to granting more access or to being less controlling, nothing is likely to change since she thinks she has the nomination and the presidency in the bag.

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