Ronan Farrow: Hillary's Team Tried to Cancel Interview With Me During Weinstein Reporting

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Posted: May 01, 2018 8:00 AM
Ronan Farrow: Hillary's Team Tried to Cancel Interview With Me During Weinstein Reporting

Hillary Clinton was friends with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein before his fall from grace. Perhaps that's why her team bristled a bit when The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow approached them while reporting on Weinstein's sexual escapades. Farrow had been conducting interviews for his book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, and Clinton agreed to help with the project. She was one of several former State Department officials he had reached out to. Yet, Farrow said that once they learned that he was also reporting on Weinstein, Clinton's team suddenly tried to get her out of the interview.

He shared it all with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

"Hillary Clinton had scheduled an interview while I was at the height of the Weinstein reporting, and her folks got in touch and said, 'We hear you're working on a big story,'" Farrow said. 

The campaign "sounded very concerned and tried to cancel that interview," he recalled. Stephanopoulos and Farrow both agreed, "It was surprising."

Another unfortunate instance proves that Clinton's supporters should have done their homework before building her up as a women's right hero. It turns out that one of her campaign aides claimed she had been sexually harassed by a fellow campaign staffer - and nothing was done about it. Clinton's former campaign chief Patti Solis Doyle spoke out about the botched handling of the situation. She recommended the staffer in question be fired, Doyle recalled, but she was "overruled."

At the time, Clinton responded that she was "dismayed" by the reports, but she was "heartened" that the young woman came forward and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed.

I'm sure that brought the victim comfort.