Sources tell me Vice President-Elect Joe Biden played a key role in convincing Sen. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton that the secretary of state job was a good idea for her.
So I asked Biden during our exclusive interview — did he have to convince her?
"Well, I don’t know whether I played a key role or not but I have had a longstanding relationship with Senator Clinton. She’s one of my close friends and when this came forward I did talk to her, she sought me out, I sought her out as well to assure her that this was real," Biden told me.
"There was a lot swirling around before she actually got asked and so she is an old friend, I talked with her all the time. I have continued. There hasn’t been a time since she’s been in office I haven’t – not many days go by I don’t talk to her. So it wasn’t so much convincing but they wanted to know my perspective and I gave my perspective," he said.