Former Clinton Aide Releases Lighthearted Debate Prep Footage

Comey, who Wittes said "stood in the back, right in front of the drapes, hoping Trump wouldn't notice him camouflaged against the wall", went to shake Trump's hand.

Reines proceeds to wrap his arms around Clinton as she attempts to scamper away and laughter fills the room.

An aide to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton posted a video on Twitter on Friday showing how the former secretary of state practiced ducking a potential hug from Trump before one of their debates this past fall. One Twitter commenter asked Reines if the video shows Clinton herself or a stand-in, to which he responded, "That's her, in the flesh".

Reines, a controversial Clinton insider, is known for, among other things, instructing a journalist at The Atlantic to describe a Clinton speech as "muscular" (which he then did), and a colorful email exchange with then-Gawker reporter J.K. Trotter about Clinton staffers' use of private email accounts.

Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Until End March 2018
Russia's top producer Rosneft helped prepare the deal and is ready to comply with the extension, according to Russian media. It seems likely that the current deal amongst Opec nations and some other key oil producing nations will be extended.

Reines' tweet appears to be a response to the Times' Comey story.

At the actual debate last September, hosted by NBC anchor Lester Holt, Clinton and Trump just shook hands. Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth.

Just two days after Trump entered office, he gave Comey a special shout out during a ceremony at the White House to honor law enforcement officials who provided security at his inauguration.

Reines, pretending to be Trump, walks out on stage with his arms wide open in an attempt to hug Clinton. His goal was not a "Saturday Night Live"-style caricature of Trump, so he didn't try to replicate Trump's famous mane".

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