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Fox’s Monica Crowley: NY Times Airing Hillary’s Dirty Laundry Before 2016 Run

Fox News analyst Monica Crowley alleged Thursday morning that the New York Times’ recent article detailing the financial and organizational disarray at the Clinton Foundation was actually the paper’s attempt to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential run by clearing out any negative stories well before the 2016 election cycle.

“The question is, ‘How damaging could this be to possible presidential run?'” Crowley asked. “I think the reason you saw this on the New York Times is not because the New York Times somehow wants to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances, but to help her. In other words, they’re trying to get the negative stuff out early, so then they can claim it’s all been covered and that it’s old news by the time she announces.”

“Secondly,” Crowley continued, “and this is really important point, they can say, ‘If there are dirty dealings going on at the Clinton Foundation, it was all going on before she joined.’ Remember, her name was just plastered onto the title of the Foundation. They could say, ‘It was all going on before she came onboard, and she’s there to help clean it up.'”

“Monica is right to the extent that this is going to be a turn-around story,” Foundation employee Doug Band said. “The donors—I’ve certainly recruited a bunch—will only applaud a streamlining and making more effective of a foundation that has the ability to go anywhere in the world—Africa, Europe, Central Asia—and make a difference on public health, education, clean water. You’re right, Monica: Hillary wasn’t there when these allegations of mismanagement occurred. And if the Foundation turns around, it could probably be a plus should she run.”

Crowley also added that the article could “jog people’s memories about how messy the Clintons really are, and all of the baggage and all of the drama they constantly bring with them.”

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