The Republican National Committee responded to reports Hillary Clinton hired a new communications director in order to “seek warmer relations with the press than during her last presidential bid” with an email statement mocking the likely 2016 Democratic frontrunner for avoiding the media.
On Tuesday, the White House confirmed the departure of communications director Jennifer Palmieri. She is expected to take a similar position in Clinton’s campaign, which has reportedly been seeking a “good cop” to improve its rapport with the press.
The RNC’s email, which was sent by GOP spokesman Michael Short, was titled “OFF THE RECORD: no comment.”
It included the headline from an article about Palmieri’s new position as well as links to 28 stories from multiple media outlets where a spokesperson for Clinton did not comment.
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