The Clintons have a history with Matt Drudge and they still have their eye on his website.
Matt Drudge gained fame when he broke the Monica Lewinsky scandal on his website, Drudge Report. After Drudge posted a link to an erroneous story, Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal sued him but the case was thrown out a decade later.
Drudge is simply an aggregate of mostly conservative and libertarian articles with a dramatic headline but the White House has criticized Drudge as if it were somehow dangerous.
Drudge himself has said he was told directly by a Supreme Court Justice, “It’s over for me.” They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.”
The FEC is looking to regulate sites like Drudge. They want to silence opposition.
The Clintons people are trolling Drudge judging from two emails that turned up in the batch released New Year’s Eve.
One story was about a USAID program using federal dollars to train individuals for English-speaking jobs. The headline on the Drudge Report read, “USAID Training Foreign Workers for English Speaking Jobs.”
The second email refers to the former ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman.
This particular memo refers to Gutman’s remarks to a Jewish conference on anti-Semitism organized by the European Jewish Union that — as the newspaper described it — “a distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.”
“What I do see as growing, as gaining much more attention in the newspapers and among politicians and communities, is a different phenomena,” Gutman said. “It is the phenomena that led Jacques Brotchi to quit his position on the university committee a couple of months ago and that led to the massive attention last week when the Jewish female student was beaten up. It is the problem within Europe of tension, hatred and sometimes even violence between some members of Muslim communities or Arab immigrant groups and Jews. It is a tension and perhaps hatred largely born of and reflecting the tension between Israel, the Palestinian Territories and neighboring Arab states in the Middle East over the continuing Israeli-Palestinian problem.”
Gutman was an Obama bundler who was given the ambassadorship as his reward. Two years after this memo, there were accusations against him for hiring prostitutes even minor children by an anonymous whistleblower. The allegations were dismissed as false.