Hillary Clinton was warned not to take questions while attending the 1997 funeral of Princess Diana in order to avoid “nasty Palace politics,” new documents released by the Clinton Library on Friday show.
“[S]he will be the most prominent guest at the funeral and it is appropriate/expected that she make a brief statement but answer no questions (to avoid entanglement in what he describes as the increasingly "nasty" Palace politics)” White House aide Glyn Davies wrote in a message to staff.
Davies relayed the advice from Bob Bradtke, who then served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in London.
Davies also indicated that a cousin of Price Charles had requested to fly with Clinton on the plane to London. It’s not clear if he was successful in hitching the ride.
First published March 14 2014, 2:33 PM
Doug Adams is an award-winning producer for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. He has covered Capitol Hill and presidential politics since joining NBC News in 1997. Adams was instrumental in producing NBCâ€™s coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in 1998.
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He has won four Emmys and two Gerald Loeb Awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the D.C. sniper.
He graduated from Bucknell University.