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Hillary Blasts Reporters with 'Static Noise' Outside Denver Fundraiser

Hillary Clinton likes to tell the public that she is the most transparent candidate in U.S. history. Just last month, in fact, she insisted, “I’ve been the most transparent public official in modern times as far as I know.”

But reporters who covered her campaign fundraiser at Gov. John Hickenlooper’s private residence in Denver, Colorado, are going to need a little more convincing after last night. Gov. Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton, hosted the fundraiser. Reporters stationed across the street from the outdoor event were treated to “static noise” as soon as Hillary started talking. A large speaker pointed out into the street blared noise interference so reporters could not hear what Clinton was saying.

Stan Bush, from CBS4 Denver, reported what he saw and heard on Twitter:

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Bush said the campaign “must have chosen static noise as a privacy wall since they wanted to hold an event outside in a public neighborhood.”

Clinton’s relationship with the media has been strained at times. Last summer, her campaign faced a PR disaster after they herded reporters with a rope barrier at an event in New Hampshire. She also has steadfastly refused to release the transcripts of her paid speeches to Wall Street firms, including $675,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs.