Politics

Paul fundraises off coordination between Clinton aide and CNN reporter

Rand Paul quickly turned reports of a collaborative effort against him by CNN's Elise Labott and a former Hillary Clinton aide into a fundraising email, urging his supporters to not let the "media's shenanigans" silence his message of liberty.

A new batch of State Department emails released to the website Gawker on Tuesday reveal that Labott, CNN's Global Affairs Correspondent, and Philippe Reines, a senior adviser to Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state, coordinated a series of tweets aimed at making Paul look bad for his line of questioning during a 2013 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Benghazi.

Emails show Labott also tweeted positive quotes from Clinton's testimony before the committee, per the instruction of Reines.

"The truth is, I'm fed up with stories like this," Paul wrote to his supporters Wednesday.

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