Hillary Clinton's unwillingness to interact with media and the public has sparked speculation among Republicans that she will lay low until the November election, and let Donald Trump do her work for her by continuing to win negative press attention and lower poll numbers.

For the last several weeks, Clinton's actions seem to confirm that strategy. She has continued her streak of not holding any question-and-answer sessions with the press, and most of her exchanges with reporters have been highly orchestrated events involving her answering mostly softball questions, lobbed by the media personalities of her choosing.

Her campaign schedule is also noticeably thin. Her public appearances are spread out, and it is rare that she has more than one public event on the same day. Her aides also continue to deny the press access to her fundraising events, and regularly block reporters from covering the details of her high-profile, big-money dealings.

Taken together, Clinton's general lack media availability and her apparent distaste for potentially unflattering attention have some suggesting the former secretary of state is intentionally avoiding the spotlight.

"I think that's absolutely what they're doing," GOP strategist Liz Mair told the Washington Examiner. There may be a good reason for this, she added, explaining the Democratic candidate likely has a larger strategy in place.

"While normally I'd say it's risky, in this case I do not," said Mair, who has been at the forefront of efforts to oppose Trump's candidacy. "Trump and his team are so flawed and so wrong on so many things that it's much more safe to do this than the Clinton folks could ever have guessed."

The basic idea for Clinton is: Get out of the way, keep quiet and let Trump hang himself with his own rope. Don't give the press any reason to take the attention off of him.

In the meantime, Clinton has been working feverishly to raise cash for her campaign, behind the scenes and away from the eyes of the press.

Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., have already raised more than $57 million in August, $11 million of which came from Kaine. Clinton raised a whopping $19 million from just three days of fundraising in California.

The Clinton campaign's fundraising efforts involve Kaine and Clinton partaking in approximately 43 high-profile events in 14 states, according to the Associated Press.

Mair is not alone in thinking that Clinton is purposefully staying out of the limelight, and away from Trump.

"The fundraisers have … kept Clinton mostly out of the public eye during a series of negative stories about the Clinton Foundation and emails she failed to turn over to the State Department after leaving in 2013," CNN's Dan Merica wrote. "Trump has made the foundation a focus of his attacks this week, even calling for a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton."

"When confronted with controversy, Clinton's campaign has consistently reacted in similar fashion: Sit tight, hope Trump will overshadow the story with errors of his own, criticize the media and try solutions that address the issues but don't fully end it," he wrote. "Closed-door fundraisers — tweets from celebrities notwithstanding — have made it easier to employ that strategy."

But not everyone agrees with the theory that Clinton's general lack of availability is about waiting out the clock.

"I don't agree at all. Outside of answering questions from the press at an event, they are aggressively organizing, running negative ads, and doing one-way candidate hits like the one you saw yesterday on the white-supremacist movement calling itself the alt-right," GOP consultant Nathan Wurtzel told the Examiner.

"While not doing a press conference is annoying to the press and while Americans in the abstract will say she should, no one really cares and it affects no visible percentage of votes, all due respect to our media," he said. "Running out the clock is always a bad idea, but that's not what's happening here."

Spokespersons for the Clinton and Trump campaigns did not respond to the Examiner's requests for comment.