Hillary's Dirt on Barack?
Clinton camp denies rumor of hurtful information on rival
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2007 6:40 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., greet members of the audience following a debate at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.