Leaked Memo Exposes Clinton’s Fully Scripted TV Interview


One of the hacked documents posted by DCLeaks.com recently was a memo sent to Hillary Clinton with a complete pre-planned script of her interview with talk show host Steve Harvey, right down to when she was supposed to act surprised.

The Washington Free Beacon posted the complete leaked memo, which was sent to Clinton on February 17, 2016 by her communication assistants Karen Finney and Betsaida Alcantara.  They tell Clinton, “We pitched the show on having you and Steve discuss gun violence and faith,” and added, “We coordinated closely with the show’s producers on the script and format of the show.”

The memo also assures Clinton that she won’t have to go into much detail defending her positions, saying, “Please note that the tone of the show is generally light so even on policy questions, Steve won’t go too deep into details.”  They promised to keep it “light and fun.”

The memo explains that the show will air on Wednesday, February 24 at 3pm ET, just before the South Carolina primary, and said the purpose of the interview was to target African American and women voters.

The campaign and the show’s producers also agreed ahead of time on the structure of a segment that would explore Clinton’s biography and achievements.

“During this segment Steve will take a trip down memory lane with YOU to talk about the different moments of YOUR life displayed in the photographs below,” the memo explained photos of Clinton that Harvey pulled up on screen as she discussed her childhood, education, relationship with her husband, and election to the U.S. Senate.

Clinton feigned surprise throughout the interview. “Oh boy. Oh my goodness,” she exclaimed as Harvey displayed a photo of her at 12 years old.

Harvey also filmed segments for a special on the Flint water crisis that would air about four weeks later during the same taping session. Once again, Clinton was briefed ahead of time on the questions that Harvey would ask, including one on her February visit to the Michigan city and on efforts to address crime and joblessness.hillary-media-steve-harvey-show-3


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