Hillary Leaks Infuriate Obama's Camp

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2008 10:42 AM CST
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., left, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., wave to supporters as they arrive at a rally in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – The steady stream of leaks about Hillary Clinton’s Cabinet prospects is infuriating Barack Obama’s notoriously tight-lipped organization, the New York Daily News reports. “This isn’t coming from our shop,” said one Obama official, voicing the widely held sentiment that Clintonites have been strategically leaking the info. Whether Clinton is involved is unclear, but she has been known to sanction leaks.

“Whoever is doing it on her end is ruining it for her,” said one former Clinton hand. “It will be an earthquake if she doesn’t get this.” The deal isn’t dead yet, the Daily News says, but if it dies, the leaks will have played a major role. Obama operatives have warned that anyone caught leaking will be fired and will not be offered jobs in the new administration.