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In Senate Hallway, Tracker Presses Elizabeth Warren About Email (Video)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn't respond to a question in a Dirksen hallway Wednesday related to Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of personal email during her time as secretary of State. But to journalists around the Capitol, that's not really a surprise. Warren has had a longstanding policy of abstaining from hallway interviews, even with accredited reporters. Interest in Warren is always heightened, of course, by the possibility that she could make a run for the White House. What was unusual was the source of the question. The Massachusetts Democrat declined to respond when asked if she used a Senate email address in conducting official government business, which has been a rather standard question since it was revealed that Clinton used a private email server in her work at the State Department. While close to the camera, a Warren aide was cordial and offered to follow up, but what was unusual about this particular exchange between Warren, her staff and the third party was that the video was being shot by a tracker with the political action committee America Rising. It's not new, though. BuzzFeed previously reported on Democrats criticizing America Rising for sending its trackers to events such as constituent coffees. There appeared to be no general prohibition on members of the public shooting video in publicly accessible hallways of the Senate's office buildings. However, Senate rules and regulations do impose significant restrictions on the use of video cameras (as well as recording video on cell phones) within the Capitol building itself. Bridget Bowman contributed to this report. The 114th: CQ Roll Call's Guide to the New Congress Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.