More proof that CNN really is the Clinton News Network as leaked email discusses how CNN inquired with the DNC about questions to ask during interviews with Ted Cruz and Trump for Wolf Blitzer while another asks if DNC staffers ‘want to offer Jake Tapper questions to ask us’ during another interview on the network.
Among the batch of 8,263 emails released on Sunday night, one shows that staff working for the network hosts asked DNC staffers what questions they should put to the Republican candidate.
They also asked for advice when it came to an appearance from former candidate, Ted Cruz.
An email dated April 28 entitled ‘Cruz on CNN’ reads ‘CNN is looking for questions. Please send some topical/interesting ones.’
That email was sent from DNC research director Lauren Dillon to other officials and staffers.
Days before that, on April 25 she asked for questions from officials and staffers for an interview that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer would be conducting with Trump.
‘Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues (sic) ahead of his foreign policy address on Wed,’ Dillon wrote in the email that was entitled ‘CNN questions for Trump.’
From the Daily Mail:
Numerous questions were submitted by a group of DNC staffers and officials for 68-year-old Blitzer to ask the billionaire.
However, in a follow-up email, she informed the group of staffers that the Trump interview ended up being cancelled.
‘CNN said the interview was cancelled as of now but will keep the questions for the next one Good to have for others as well,’ Dillon wrote in the email.
DNC deputy communications director Christina Freundlich responded to Dillion’s email with ‘Boo’, seemingly showing that she was disappointed.
Blitzer, who has been working at CNN since 1990, did end up interviewing the real estate mogul on May 4.
That interview took place right after both Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the Republican presidential race as candidates.
Read full story at Daily Mail