Try as they might, reporters could not get State Department Press Office Director Elizabeth Trudeau to answer questions about the relationship between Hillary’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
How frustrated were they? At one point, AP’s Matt Lee asked Trudeau:
“Am I not speaking English?”
At issue were newly Clinton released emails — one of which was a request from a Clinton Foundation official to Hillary aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin requesting a meeting between a billionaire donor and the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon.
The fun began when NBC’s Abigail Williams asked:
“Do you have any response to criticism by some that suggest there was a relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department at the time?”
Trudeau: “We don’t speak to specific emails.” Williams shot back:
“So you don’t feel like this email — or you don’t feel like there was impropriety in the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department at the time?”
Reporters couldn’t get Williams to budge. Following his “Am I speaking English?” blast, an exasperated Lee finally asked:
“Can you at least try to answer Abigail’s question, which was, has the department looked into this and determined that there was no impropriety?”
Yeah that didn’t work, either.