Politicians in glass houses should not throw stones. At least that's what FNC's Harris Faulkner was trying to tell Team Hillary during Tuesday's Outnumbered. Ever since news of Peter Schweizer's new book, Clinton Cash, broke, Clinton's team has been attacking the author's background (he used to be a GOP operative) while leaving the charges in the tome untouched. Faulker warned they should keep in mind some reporters such as George Stephanopoulos have Clinton backgrounds.
The panel began with a discussion of the reaction of Hillary Clinton and her spokespeople to Clinton Cash, which, according to the NY Times' Amy Chozick, who read an advance copy of the book, is "meticulously researched." She added that the book claims "that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return."
Rather than attack some of the claims made in the book, Hillary brushed it off as the typical right-wing fare in a campaign year, while friend of Hillary John Podesta tried to disparage Schweizer by saying he used to work for the GOP and he used to write for Breitbart.
Just a last quick thought here. You talk about tearing Schweizer down because he was up formally with Republicans. What about George Stephanopoulos? They’re not going to cut his journalistic movements and his credibility. He came from the Clinton era.This [the Schweizer book] is a piece of journalism; we have to be careful with that. we have people in glass houses.