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Report: Hillary Clinton Regretted Speaking With Bob Woodward

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A note dated July 1994 from the archive of deceased Arkansas-based political scientist Diane Blair, whom Clinton described as her "closest friend" in a 2003 memoir, revealed that the former first lady rued speaking with the Watergate scandal reporter after his book "The Agenda" went on sale.

“She said twice or more that she now regrets having spoken to Woodward, said she felt she had to [because] he was writing it anyway; I guess that’s his schtick,” Blair wrote, as quoted by CNN.

Other notes from Blair's archive showed how deeply Clinton distrusted the media throughout her time in the White House. Blair wrote in 1996 that Clinton thought the press were "complete hypocrites," according to CNN, and elsewhere Blair described her attitude towards the press corps' attention as contemptuous.

The conservative Washington Free Beacon first reported on Blair's archive, which included Clinton reacting to the Monica Lewinsky scandal by calling the former White House intern a "narcissistic loony tune."