Transcript: Clinton's Emergency Conference Call
Bob Bauer and Howard Wolfson face off.
BAUER: Well, Howard, I just – I appreciate the spirit with which you're engaging me on this, and I just want to thank you for that. I just wanted to make sure you're answering my question. In Nevada you filed a lawsuit in advance of the caucus. In Iowa, you threatened various students with potential consequences if they voted under Iowa law. Now in the evening of the Texas caucus, while it's virtually taking place you claim you have well-documented accusations and that this is somehow the first time you've raised issues like this, and that really isn't true. Is it, Howard?
WOLFSON: What I said Bob, and we can debate and then we'll let the reporters ask some of their questions, that this is in fact the first phone call of this nature we have had during this campaign. I am quite certain saying that because I would have been running them. The lawsuit that you referred to was not filed by us, as you know and saw fairly well. Again, I would ask you to join us this evening in ensuring that the serious problems that are ongoing as we speak in Texas are addressed with. We are all Democrats. We are all concerned about the process being fair and open for everyone. Again I would ask you with all the reporters on the line to join with us in helping to make sure that these problems are corrected so that everybody has an opportunity to participate.
BAUER: I'm happy to answer the challenge and let other people speak at this point, Howard. But I will say that I'm more than happy to enter into any commitment that you might have to actually for the first time in some period of time stop attacking the caucus process that didn't start bothering the Clinton campaign until it ran a series of fairly extraordinary losses, but I'm still we can debate that at some point in the future.
WOLFSON: This is not about the process, Bob. It's about the way that this particular set of caucuses are ongoing as we speak. Again, I just want to make sure all the reporters know that it was the Obama campaign that made a very long list of allegations about the caucus process in Nevada when you lost that caucus. Let's be clear about the facts there.
BAUER: I don't recall filing a lawsuit in Nevada trying to stop voting at the at-large precincts that were thrown-out as completely meritless by a federal judge. If we're the one who filed it it certainly escapes me. It was filed by your surrogates and is part of a string of accusations you've launched against the caucus process on no principle other than the fact that you seem to (garbled) seem to get the votes you need to win. But as I said, there are others who have questions, so we'll let them ask the questions that they need to ask. I appreciate you taking the questions, Howard, and I thank you for that.
WOLFSON: We look forward to asking our own questions in subsequent phone calls of yours.
BAUER: Pleasure. I can't wait to hold one and have you as my first questioner.
WOLFSON: Excellent. Next question please.