Dem strategist: Rumors of Hillary 2020 run are a ‘pipe dream’

Former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE campaign strategist Adrienne Elrod on Monday dismissed rumors of Clinton launching another presidential run, calling them a "pipe dream." 

"It's silly. It's a pipe dream. I mean, look, she's made it very clear that after this last run she's done," Elrod, who served as Clinton's strategic communications director, told Hill TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising." "It’s time for new faces to come in," she added. 

"To be honest with you, I don’t know that a run this time around would yield a first- or second-place finish. I think there’s a lot of new people in the party who are stepping forward. I think we’ve got a very deep bench of strong candidates and she knows this," she said. 

Elrod went on to say if she was asked, she would advise Clinton against launching another bid for the White House. 

"I would advise against her running, not because I don't think she's qualified. Of course she is, but I think that she knows it’s time for faces and new leadership to step forward."

Elrod's comments come after writer Michael Goodwin floated the idea that Clinton could be gearing up for a presidential run in 2020 on Saturday in the New York Post

Clinton has been one of the Trump administration's biggest critics since he took office in 2017. 

She recently slammed the administration's zero tolerance policy that separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying fundamental rights "are under assault like never before." 

— Julia Manchester