Audio Surfaces of Upcoming Debate Moderator Tipping Off Clinton Campaign in 2016
NBC reporter Kristen Welker is the journalist in charge of moderating the upcoming presidential debate, and as it turns out her objectivity might not have been as credible as her job title would lead one to believe.
According to a recently released report in The New York Post, Welker, who is a known Democrat activist was caught on camera “tipping off” a member of former first lady Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign about “at least one question” that she would be posing to the candidate during an interview she conducted in 2016
“Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years,” The New York Post reported. “Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone. There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.”
According to the Post, Welker “was busted on live television tipping off Hillary Clinton’s Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri about at least one question she planned to ask her during a post-debate interview in Michigan.”
In March 2016 Welker was busted on live television tipping off Hillary Clinton’s Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri about at least one question she planned to ask her during a post-debate interview in Michigan.https://t.co/5YD5TOADB9 pic.twitter.com/c3qTtwIG00
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 17, 2020
The report comes as the president is again in a fight for the White House against a well established Democrat candidate that appears to bagging more than the average helping hand from his cronies in Washington.
According to The New York Post’s Jon Levine, not only have Welker’s sentiments been well established, there were even photographs of the debate moderator with her family at the White House in 2012 with the Obama family posted to her Facebook wall.
“Though Kristen Welker’s party registration is not listed today, she was a registered Democrat in Washington, DC, in 2012 and in Rhode Island in 2004,” Levine wrote. “Throughout Welker’s tenure as a White House correspondent, she has earned a reputation for a scathing style of questioning.”
The reporter has continued her anti-Trump campaigning under the guise of objective journalism as her career progressed during the Trump administration, including an almost conspiracy level line of questioning she put to the president last year.
“Mr. President, yes or no. … have you ever worked for Russia. Yes or no?” Welker aggressively asked Trump.
The announcement that Welker will be moderating the debate comes on the heels of a highly unsatisfactory Town Hall event where NBC’s Savannah Guthrie seemed to herself debate the president on live television just last week and Chris Wallace warranted criticism from his fellow journalists for his handling of the last debate.
President Donald Trump is less than enthused about Welker’s choice, taking to Twitter to express his disdain: “She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing?”
The president was referencing the C-SPAN employee who was suspended from his network after he admitted to lying about his Twitter account being hacked after he sent a tweet that revealed he was plotting against the president.
Scully was initially enlisted to moderate the debate, but was removed from the running after the scandal surfaced. In his statement about the tweet that was intended to be a private message, the so-called journalist seemed to blame everyone and the circumstances for his actions in his statement:
“For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family,” Scully wrote.
“This culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name. Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”
Trump slammed the former C-SPAN reporter saying, “I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the ‘Commission’. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?”