Hillary Clinton has yet to weigh in on the Sheldon Silver prosecution for corruption.
Could their close ties be why?
Here are a few press clippings about their relationship:
Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver personally asked Hillary Clinton to run for the Senate seat, an aide to Silver said in 1999. “He asked her if she would run,” said Patricia Lynch, Silver’s spokeswoman. “She said to him she just wasn’t ready to make a decision yet.” (Liz Warren and Liam Pleven, “Hillary Senate Bid Called 50-50 Chance,” Newsday, February 4, 1999)
After meeting with the First Lady at the White House for an hour and 45 minutes, Silver said he thinks “she’s leaning toward running.” (Timothy J. Burger, “Silver: Hil Has Lots of Time ‘Leaning Toward’ Senate Run,” Daily News, March 13, 1999)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also briefed her on the Israel-Palestine conflict. (Liam Pleven, “Hillary Polishes View On Palestine,” Newsday, March 18, 1999)