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Report: Hillary Motorcade Hit 95 mph on Way to Iowa Fundraiser

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 01:04 PM

Hillary Clinton apparently is in one heck of a hurry to become president.

While fleeing from the press to an unannounced fundraiser in Waterloo, Iowa, Clinton's six-car motorcade, including her maroon minivan dubbed "Scooby," was clocked traveling at up to 95 mph by reporters giving chase, the Daily Mail reports.

The speed limit for that stretch of highway is 65 mph, The Daily Caller reported.

While Clinton's staff denies the motorcade was speeding, the Daily Mail posted a speedometer video taken by a reporter showing the speeds at which they were driving in an attempt to keep up with Clinton to find out where the candidate was going.

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However, Iowa law enforcement, instead of criticizing Clinton, blasted and threatened the reporters following her motorcade, The Des Moines Register reports.

Iowa Department of Public Safety spokesman Alex Murphy told the Register, "Amateur video that shows such behavior, which itself demonstrates a violation of the law by presumably untrained individuals, does not negate the fact that law enforcement takes action based on public safety and protection of the people who have been identified as potential targets."

"These types of dangerous driving behavior by amateurs may well result in law enforcement action. The designation of an individual as a protected person is taken seriously in Iowa."

The Register reported that the Iowa State Patrol two years ago clocked a car containing Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, driven by a state trooper, going 85 mph in a 65-mph zone. A state trooper let the governor's party go, but the trooper driving later was ticketed after audio and video of the incident became public.

Clinton campaign spokeswoman Lily Adams said the Daily Mail report was "absolutely not true," the Register reported.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary emailed to the Register, "The Secret Service and the Iowa State Patrol transporting Secretary Clinton in Iowa have obeyed all applicable traffic laws."

However, a Daily Mail spokesman said, "The facts in the story speak for themselves. There is no doubt that the motorcade was traveling at speeds of up to 95 mph."

Clinton's actions in speeding off to a secret event, which was not announced to reporters covering her on the campaign trail, have raised more disturbing questions about Clinton's avoidance of the press, the Daily Mail reported.

Clinton attended a meeting Monday night at the home of Bob Greenwood, a pharmacist, former Waterloo City Council member, party loyalist and unsuccessful candidate for the Iowa state legislature in 2012, the Daily mail reported, and no press coverage was allowed.

"We can't do our job if the Clinton campaign freezes us out and tells us there aren't any more events for the day, and then they race to Waterloo for an event," a press pool reporter told the Daily Mail. "Don't they understand that they need us as much as we need them?

"Maybe by this point next year, Hillary's people will be clamoring for us to interview her as [Sen.] Elizabeth Warren [D-Mass.] and [former Maryland Gov.] Martin O'Malley make mincemeat out of her. But for now, dodging the press just comes off as arrogant and imperial, which is not the model she ought to be trying to emulate.

"I mean, really, if you hold a campaign party and there are 100 of us flying in to Iowa to cover you, the least you can do is tell us the event exists," the reporter said.

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While fleeing from the press to an unannounced fundraiser in Waterloo, Iowa, Hillary Clinton's six-car motorcade was clocked traveling at up to 95 mph in a 65-mph zone by reporters giving chase, the Daily Mail reports.
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