Hillary Clinton's team met privately with reporters ahead of her presidential campaign launch. Clinton is expected to announce her intentions to run for president as soon as this weekend.
"Hillary Clinton's campaign team held an off-the-record dinner Thursday night in Washington, D.C., for roughly two dozen journalists and staff members at John Podesta's house, according to sources familiar with the matter," Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post reports.
"The dinner signals that the Clinton team is trying to engage with top reporters in the days before the former secretary of state's expected announcement of a 2016 presidential run. It also suggests the new campaign team is looking to change course from the toxic relationship with the press that plagued the 2008 race.
"Podesta, the campaign chairman and a seasoned cook, made a pasta with walnut sauce for the dinner guests, which included reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and several major TV networks.
"A Huffington Post reporter attended the dinner, but did not discuss it with this reporter."
Calderone also notes that key campaign aides like Robby Mook and Huma Abedin were in attendance.