Does Hillary Clinton have dirt on Barack Obama? Robert Novak said yes in his weekend column and sparked a day of bickering between the camps. Obama’s campaign called the report “devoid of facts, but heavy on innuendo and insinuation of the sort to which we've become all too accustomed.” Clinton aides chastised Obama for taking Novak’s bait, claiming it betrayed his inexperience.
Says Novak, Clinton’s “agents” are spreading the rumor that she has “scandalous information” about Obama but chose not to use it—a move that makes "Obama look vulnerable and Clinton look prudent.” Obama challenged Clinton to reveal the information or "or concede the truth: that there is none." Clinton's camp slammed Obama for scrapping the "politics of hope" and wasting time on Novak's column.