Hillary censors paperback version of Hard Choices
You can’t handle the truth! Or, maybe more accurately, the Hillary campaign can’t handle it. Natalie Johnson of the Free Beacon reports:
A passage from Hillary Clinton’s State Department memoir that detailed her involvement in crafting the United States’ controversial 12-nation trade deal .
The International Business Times reported that a section of Clinton’s book Hard Choices referencing the former secretary of state’s efforts to persuade nations to join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership was omitted from the paperback version of the book.
A statement printed on the copyright page noted that roughly 96 pages were cut from the memoir “to accommodate a shorter length for this edition,” according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which first noted the omission in May. It made no reference to the nature of the purged content.
The original version of the book included a two-page segment describing a 2009 conference in El Salvador where Clinton pushed nations in the region to join U.S.-led TPP negotiations.
“[We encouraged] all open-market democracies driving toward a more prosperous future to join negotiations with Asian nations on TPP, the trans-Pacific trade agreement,” part of the since deleted section read.
It kind of makes me wonder where the State Department got the idea that it was okay to snip out video of embarrassing questions from its own briefings and thereby censor the historical record.
Hat tip: Ed Lasky