Obama and Clinton to Sit for First Joint Interview
Consider the hatchet buried.
President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be sitting down this afternoon for a joint interview with “60 Minutes” to air on Sunday. The news broke on Twitter via Politico’s Mike Allen, who noted that this would mark the first time Obama has done a sit-down with anyone besides his wife, Michelle Obama:
Obama and Clinton battled fiercely in the hotly contested 2008 Democratic Primary. Since then, the former rivals have worked closely together with Clinton serving under Obama as a very high profile, and historically well-traveled, Secretary of State. Look to the interview to be an example of what’s possible when two leaders set aside egos to work together.
The interview concludes a very busy week for Clinton, coming just days after her testimony before Congress regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.