During the 2017 Recode Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Hillary Clinton was asked her opinion of  Jeff Bezos’ ownership of The Washington Post. An excerpt of Clinton’s response Clinton during the interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Columnist and Editor-at-Large for the Recode Conference Walt Mossberg:

“I think that Jeff Bezos saved the Washington Post. I think his purchasing the Washington Post … [applause] Which you know, I think a lot of people, a lot of his peers and friends thought, “Why would you buy this ancient medium called a newspaper?” But newspapers, like the Post, the Journal, the Times, a few others, still drive news. Drives news online, drives news on TV.

And what Bezos has done, from what I’m told, and Walt and I were talking about this backstage, you know, he’s interested in making it a good proposition, but he’s hands off on the editorial and content front and he’s basically said, “Get out there and do investigations,” and they’re doing some of the best investigations about what’s going on with the White House now. So I think that was really a very good use of his financial resources because now we have a very good newspaper again operating in Washington and driving news elsewhere and doing kind of Whitewater-level investigations.”

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