Hillary Told Paper in 2006 U.S. Should Rig Palestine's Election, Editors Suppressed Story

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Oct. 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton told the editors of the Jewish Press in 2006 the US should rig Palestine's election, but they reportedly suppressed the story believing it could lessen their influence with her "down the road."

From Observer.com:
On September 5, 2006, Eli Chomsky was an editor and staff writer for the Jewish Press, and Hillary Clinton was running for a shoo-in re-election as a U.S. senator. Her trip making the rounds of editorial boards brought her to Brooklyn to meet the editorial board of the Jewish Press.

The tape was never released and has only been heard by the small handful of Jewish Press staffers in the room. According to Chomsky, his old-school audiocassette is the only existent copy and no one has heard it since 2006, until today when he played it for the Observer.

The tape is 45 minutes and contains much that is no longer relevant, such as analysis of the re-election battle that Sen. Joe Lieberman was then facing in Connecticut. But a seemingly throwaway remark about elections in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority has taken on new relevance amid persistent accusations in the presidential campaign by Clinton's Republican opponent Donald Trump that the current election is "rigged."

Speaking to the Jewish Press about the January 25, 2006, election for the second Palestinian Legislative Council (the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority), Clinton weighed in about the result, which was a resounding victory for Hamas (74 seats) over the U.S.-preferred Fatah (45 seats).

"I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake," said Sen. Clinton. "And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win."

Chomsky recalls being taken aback that "anyone could support the idea--offered by a national political leader, no less--that the U.S. should be in the business of fixing foreign elections."
Here's the audio:



Chomsky's editors suppressed the bombshell story:
“I went to my bosses at the time,” Chomsky told the Observer. “The Jewish Press had this mindset that they would not want to say anything offensive about anybody—even a direct quote from anyone—in a position of influence because they might need them down the road. My bosses didn’t think it was newsworthy at the time. I was convinced that it was and I held onto it all these years.”
...And yet the media now says Trump is a wild conspiracy theorist for thinking the US's elections are rigged and the media is working with the Clinton campaign, LOL!



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