The 2016 general election is now on like a pot of neck bones. As in elections past the race begins in earnest after the Labor Day Weekend. On September 7 Matt Lauer, the Today show co-anchor, will moderate the Commander-in-Chief Forum.
The one-hour forum will be televised live on NBC and MSNBC at 8:00 PM (ET) from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Clinton and Trump will appear back-to-back taking questions on national security, military affairs and veterans’ issues. The forum is being hosted by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
The announcement of Matt Lauer as moderator for this event unleashed some blowback because he was a “notable member” of the Clinton Global Initiative founded in 2005 by Bill Clinton and is the leadership arm of the Clinton Foundation.
NBC (the Nobody But Clinton network) has vehemently declared, “Matt Lauer was not and is not a Clinton Global Initiative member. He interviewed President Clinton from a CGI conference for the Today show’s live broadcast, not for the conference.”
Since deletions are the hallmark of the Clinton political Mafioso it should come as no surprise that the Clinton Global Initiative’s website removed his name from the list of prominent journalists who clamber to be there. So, of course, we are being asked to buy into the notion that Lauer has the blood of righteousness coursing through his veins.
Will Lauer grill Granny as fiercely as he did Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte? C’mon man. The Clinton camp has already been exposed as having planted questions at the first congressional hearing on Benghazi in 2013 for the Democratic chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).