Former Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook to Dems: Don’t Campaign With Keith Ellison

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) just secured the nomination for state attorney general, but one influential Democrat is warning his party to steer clear of the candidate whose campaign has been surrounded by scandal amid abuse allegations from his ex-girlfriend. Robby Mook, former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, cautioned Thursday that while it remains unclear whether the claims are true, the Democratic National Committee shouldn’t offer its support just yet. “I think the DNC took the appropriate step here by saying they are going to look at it, Mook told CNN’s Kate Boulduan, referring to the organization’s move to review the accusations. “I don’t know what the particulars are. If there’s real evidence that something wrong was done, then he needs to face the consequences of that.” Mook also advised patience, but added that campaigning alongside Ellison would be a mistake. “I think it’s still very Continue reading "Former Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook to Dems: Don’t Campaign With Keith Ellison"

Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook on Hillary’s Trump Voter Comments: ‘2016’s Over,’ We Must ‘Move Forward’

“2016’s over.” Those of the words of former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook. Appearing on OutFront Wednesday, Mook was asked to weigh in on comments made by Clinton at a speaking engagement in India this past weekend in which she offered some pointed criticism of President Donald Trump and his voters. “[Trumps] whole campaign: ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards,” said Clinton. “‘You didn’t like black people getting rights? You don’t like women, you know, getting jobs? You don’t want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are? Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.” Clearly hesitant to criticize his former boss, Mook told host Erin Burnett, “I worked for Hillary Clinton on two of her campaigns. She’s been a mentor and someone I’ve admired tremendously and did make history in our country by being the first women to Continue reading "Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook on Hillary’s Trump Voter Comments: ‘2016’s Over,’ We Must ‘Move Forward’"

CNN Contributor Defends Paul Ryan $1.50 Tax Cut Tweet: ‘People Shouldn’t Be Sneering’

CNN contributor Mary Katharine Ham defended Paul Ryan on Monday, after the House Speaker was roundly mocked for touting the GOP tax bill on Twitter by highlighting a woman who got a $1.50 per week pay bump thanks to the law. In a now-deleted tweet, Ryan linked to an AP report on the people benefitting from the tax cuts, which included a secretary at a public high school who “was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week,” which would “cover her Costco membership for the year”: Ham, a conservative writer for hot-take sweatshop The Federalist, defended Ryan against the mockery his tweet received — after former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook called the Republican’s celebration of the pay increase “absurd.” “The Speaker shouldn’t have deleted the tweet,” Ham said. “I am mystified that Democrats and liberal activists think that the right take here is Continue reading "CNN Contributor Defends Paul Ryan $1.50 Tax Cut Tweet: ‘People Shouldn’t Be Sneering’"

Robby Mook Blasts GOP For Clinton Fixation: ‘My God! Just Let Hillary Clinton Go!’

On Thursday former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook tore into the Republican obsession with Hillary Clinton, and more specifically Clinton’s emails. The Anderson Cooper: 360 panel began by discussing FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe reportedly backing up James Comey’s claim that President Donald Trump asked for loyalty. Things took a hard turn when former senior communications advisor for the Trump campaign, Jason Miller, brought up the GOP antagonist Hillary Clinton. Mook slammed the GOP for continuing to talk about the Clintons instead of their own policies:
[T]he House Republicans are guilty of stepping on their own agenda. They just passed this tax bill and they can’t help but talk about Hillary Clinton and her e-mails. It is incredible to me. And they are defending a president who day-by-day looks more and more guilty. Just let this investigation go on. Let Robert Mueller do his job, and get about Continue reading "Robby Mook Blasts GOP For Clinton Fixation: ‘My God! Just Let Hillary Clinton Go!’"

Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook: Brazile’s Allegation of ‘Rigging’ Isn’t True

Robby Mook is the former Campaign Manager for the failed Hillary Clinton bid for the presidency, and appeared on CNN this morning to address some of the bombshell allegations revealed by former DNC Chair Donna Brazile in her new book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. The book comes out tomorrow, and includes a number of controversial claims that have driven the news cycle over the past few days and drawn harsh criticism – and even calls for a Justice Department investigation from President Donald Trump. Among many of the allegations that have brought attention is Brazile’s claim that she “had found my proof [of rigging] and it broke my heart.” Throughout the five minute interview, Mook was remarkably generous in praise of Ms. Brazile, though regarding the overall allegation of “rigging,” Mook claimed that the Bernie Continue reading "Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook: Brazile’s Allegation of ‘Rigging’ Isn’t True"

Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager: ‘We’ve Got to Move Beyond 2016’

Robby Mook, former 2016 campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, spoke with Anderson Cooper tonight about revelations in Donna Brazile‘s book about the DNC nomination process. Cooper pressed him on how the people on the Sanders campaign “believe that things were rigged against them.” Mook responded, “I think it’s dangerous to say this contest was rigged for the following reason.” He went on to say that Democrats can’t be “fighting each other” and even claimed, “The idea that the DNC could rig a contest frankly is laughable.” Cooper told Mook tonight it seemed like Brazile was “more than happy to cozy up to the Clinton campaign,” but now she has a book to sell and may be Continue reading "Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager: ‘We’ve Got to Move Beyond 2016’"

Robby Mook Hits Trump Jr.’s Meeting with Russian Lawyer: When Do We Stop ‘Giving the Benefit of the Doubt?’

In light of the news about Donald Trump Jr., Hillary Clinton‘s former campaign manager wants to know how much longer Republican leaders will disregard any apparent ties between President Trump and Russia. Robby Mook reacted on CNN to the revelations that the president’s son met with a Kremlin lawyer who promised him information that could help hurt Clinton. Mook argued that the list of questions about Trump and Russia continues to grow, and GOP congresspeople need to think about the policy implications for Trump’s warm relationship with Vladimir Putin. “I think, in particular, Republican leaders in Congress need to start asking themselves at what point do we stop giving the benefit of the doubt here,” Mook asked. “Somebody needs to step up and say enough is enough and the Trump Administration has to clean house, it has to get rid of conflicts of interest, and somebody’s got to Continue reading "Robby Mook Hits Trump Jr.’s Meeting with Russian Lawyer: When Do We Stop ‘Giving the Benefit of the Doubt?’"