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May 13th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

Newt slams Rove for attack on Hillary

(CNN) – At a business group's private conference last Thursday, Karl Rove, one of the Republican party's most lauded strategists, upped the ante by suggesting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall back in 2012.

"This was not clever, and it wasn't an insinuation. This was Karl Rove running headlong into a brick wall," CNN 'Crossfire' co-host Newt Gingrich said.

"He was starting to lay a drum beat out there, questioning whether or not the health scare ... is somehow disqualifying of her of being president," says CNN 'Crossfire' co-host Stephanie Cutter.

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