Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times' publisher struck a deal with Trump to help get him elected

  • Former President Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times's publisher struck a deal with President Donald Trump to help elect him.
  • The revelation of Clinton's conspiracy theory has surfaced in Amy Chozick's forthcoming book "Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling."

Former President Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times's publisher struck a deal with President Donald Trump to help get him elected, according to The Daily Beast.

In the forthcoming book "Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling" by Times reporter Amy Chozick, she wrote that Clinton started spreading a rumor that, in order to help get Trump elected, The Times decided it was going to hit Clinton's wife and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hard for her use of a private email server.

According to Chozick's book, Clinton said the deal between Trump and The Times was based upon Trump's ability to drive traffic and bolster The Times's stock price. The book also claimed the relationship between The Times and the Clinton campaign was "somewhat acrimonious."

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Republican Abraham Lincoln endorsed in 1860, 1864. 

Republican, Defeated Stephen A. Douglas (D), John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat), and John Bell (Constitutional Union Party)

Republican Ulysses S. Grant endorsed in 1868, 1872.
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes endorsed in 1876. 
Republican James Abraham Garfield endorsed in 1880.
Democrat Grover Cleveland in 1884, 1888, 1892.
Republican William McKinley endorsed in 1900.
Democrat Judge Alton B. Parker endorsed by 1904.
Republican William Howard Taft endorsed in 1908.
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Democrat James M Cox endorsed in 1920.
Democrat John W. Davis endorsed in 1924.
Democrat Alfred E Smith endorsed in 1928. 
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt endorsed in 1932, 1936, 1944.
Republican Wendell Willkie endorsed in 1940.
Republican Thomas E. Dewey endorsed in 1948.
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower endorsed in 1952, 1956.
Democrat John F. Kennedy endorsed in 1960.
Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson endorsed in 1964.
Democrat Hubert Humphery endorsed in 1968. 
Democrat George S. McGovern endorsed in 1972.
Democrat Jimmy Carter endorsed in 1978, 1980.
Democrat Walter Mondale endorsed in 1984.
Democrat Michael S. Dukakis endorsed in 1988.
Democrat Bill Clinton endorsed in 1992, 1996.
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The revelations of Clinton's conspiracy theory is just one of several to appear in Chozick's book, which profiles Hillary's quest for the White House.

According to the book, the Clinton campaign tried tirelessly to tie Trump to the mainstream Republican Party. Even as Trump did well in the GOP primary, the Clinton campaign believed that he was a bigger threat to other candidates in the Republican field than he was to Hillary.

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