The Hillary Clinton campaign added insult to injury on Monday when it first denied a reporter access to a campaign event, then denied him use of the bathroom at the facilities, telling him to “hit the woods.”
The reporter, David Martosko of The Daily Mail, was part of a press pool following the Clinton campaign, but was told he was “not on the list” to attend Monday’s event at the YMCA of Strafford County. Because Martosko was not an approved pool reporter, he was unable to ride the shuttle vans the Clinton campaign provided to the event.
Martosko then drove himself to the event, hoping to work out the oversight on-site, but was again turned down. The Clinton campaign said he was denied access to the event because he worked for a “foreign paper,” even though he was the designated print reporter in the press pool.
After being denied access to the Clinton event, Martosko needed to use the restroom, and with no where else to go, he asked to go inside to use the facilities. The Free Beacon describes what happened next:
“Your pooler asked if he could come inside to use the restroom,” wrote Martosko. “The Secret Service agent advised that the area had been swept already, so he should “hit the woods.”
Martosko was forced to file his report from outside the event in his rental car.
A spokesperson for the Daily Mail said in a statement that it is “seeking an explanation from the Clinton campaign as to why this occurred.”
It seems ironic that a reporter from a foreign paper would be denied access to Hillary. It seems the Clintons will take foreign donations hand over fist in exchange for access and favors, but not questions from a foreign reporter. Perhaps The Daily Mail forgot to send The Clinton Foundation a check.
H/T: The Free Beacon