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- January 16, 2016

Team Clinton Tries Another Desperate Attack

Top Clinton Surrogate David Brock Is Attacking Bernie Sanders, Raising Questions About His Health. "A top surrogate for Hillary Clinton is prepping a new attack in an intensifying and increasingly personal war against rival Bernie Sanders -- calling on the 74-year-old to release his medical records before the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. Clinton defender David Brock -- founder of the Correct the Record PAC, which coordinates directly with Clinton's campaign -- is expected to hit the airwaves this weekend from Charleston, the scene of the third Democratic debate on Sunday night, and challenge Sanders to cough up a clean bill of health and doctor's note in the next 16 days, according to a Democrat familiar with his thinking who was not authorized to preview any strategy." (Annie Karni, "Clinton Surrogate To Demand Sanders Release Medical Records," Politico, 1/16/16)

Not Long Ago, Brock Called Questions About Clinton's Health "Sleazy"

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In 2014, Brock Slammed Questions About Clinton's Health As "Sleazy" And Not "Legitimate." CNN's ERIN BURNETT: "David, what is interesting is, you know, there have been, you know, questions and people talking about that time and whether she was ill or not at that time. Should she just release more information, she could just say look, you want me to put it to bed? I'm going to put it to bed. Here is the medical records." BROCK: "Well, you know, at the time, you know, the conservatives can't quite get their lies straight. Because at the time they were saying this whole incident was faked so she didn't have to testify in the Benghazi hearings." BURNETT: "That's true." BROCK: "And so, I don't know what Rove is talking about when he says that things were hidden. First of all, there was a full accounting at the time. The doctor said there was full recovery. They said there was no neurological damage. And so, this is just I think part of a desperate effort on the part of the Republicans who know that Hillary Clinton if she decided to run would be incredibly formidable as a candidate. And their party will be divided. And they just don't know what to do with her. They have no health care plan, no job plan." BURNETT: "I just want to jump in here. Because as you know, you raise an interesting point. You know, she is going to be -- she is 66 now. She'll be 69 on Election Day." BROCK: "Sure." BURNETT: "Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, John McCain, all of them dealt with that issue. But they all dealt with a lot of age questions in their elections. I mean, her health is going to be a legitimate topic, isn't it?" BROCK: "Well, look, I mean, first of all, we're not there yet. We're far away from the campaign. We're far away from a candidacy and we don't know what the answer to that will be." BURNETT: "Right." BROCK: "And certainly all candidates have had to deal with these issues. But as of right now, no. I think it's an issue in Republican gossip mills. And I think that Hillary Clinton is in excellent health. She is going about her paces. She has done more than 40 public events this year. She is about to embark on a major book tour. I wish I had her stamina." BURNETT: "Good point. David, thank you very much." (CNN's " Out Front," 5/13/14)

  • Brock Dismissed The Questions On Clinton's Health As A "Desperate Effort" To Discredit Her. BROCK: "And so, I don't know what Rove is talking about when he says that things were hidden. First of all, there was a full accounting at the time. The doctor said there was full recovery. They said there was no neurological damage. And so, this is just I think part of a desperate effort on the part of the Republicans who know that Hillary Clinton if she decided to run would be incredibly formidable as a candidate. And their party will be divided. And they just don't know what to do with her. They have no health care plan, no job plan." (CNN's " Out Front," 5/13/14)

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