WikiLeaks has launched its 12th batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. This provides the total number of emails published to date to over 21,000.
The whistleblowing website has in the past explained that there are around 50,000 emails altogether, with previous leaks revealing the Clinton campaign’s comfy relationship with the media, its attempts to stop former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders making the White House and the long-awaited speeches Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs.
Tuesday’s release provided a list of possible vice presidential picks, grouped by race and gender, opposition research on Trump, and staffers conveying Sanders as a “doofus” and stating they “f*cking hate” likely Democratic nominee Larry Lessig.
Clinton’s explanation of herself as a moderate Democrat at a September 2015 event in Ohio triggers some uproar amongst her team. In a mail from agent Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, to Podesta in the days subsequent the comment she inquires why she stated this.
“I pushed her on this on Sunday night. She claims she didn’t remember saying it. Not sure I believe her,” Podesta responds. Tanden asserts that the feedback has made her job more challenging after “telling every reporter I know she’s actually progressive”.
“It worries me more that she doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in at the moment,” she contributes.
Hillary’s dangerous territory
Emails between Clinton’s foreign policy agent Jake Sullivan and Tanden from March 2016 talked about how it was “REALLY dicey territory” for Clinton to remark on building up “bribery laws to ensure that politicians don’t change legislation for political donations.”
Tanden concurs with Sullivan, “She may be so tainted she’s really vulnerable = if so, maybe a message of I’ve seen how this sausage is made, it needs to stop, I’m going to stop it will actually work.”
Practicing for the server caper
A September 2015 email swap between Podesta and Nick Merrill supplied “core language” to be utilized in reply to questions Clinton could be inquired about her email server, and the choice to “bleach” emails from it.
The emails consist of long and short versions of reactions for Clinton.
“Because the government already had everything that was work-related, and my personal emails were just that – personal – I didn’t see a reason to keep them so I asked that they be deleted, and that’s what the company that managed my server did. And we notified Congress of that back in March,” the mail states.
An additional answer is supplied for the question, “Why won’t you say whether you wiped it?”
“After we went through the process to determine what was work related and what was not and provided the work related emails to State, I decided not to keep the personal ones,” the reaction states.
“We saved the work-related ones on a thumb drive that is now with the Department of Justice. And as I said in March, I chose not to keep the personal ones. I asked that they be deleted, how that happened was up to the company that managed the server. And they are cooperating fully with anyone that has questions.”
Comcast-owned NBC sacked Clinton’s usage of a private email server while she was secretary of state as trivial in a mail dated September 27, 2015.
John Harwood, the chief Washington correspondent for CNBC explains to Podesta how he is convinced it is “amazing” that “some folks still believe it’s worth burning so much interview time with person more than likely to be next president on her emails”.
The mail was delivered to Podesta a day after the US Defense Department declared that it had found an email chain that Clinton had not handed over, in spite of saying to have provided it with all of her work emails.
Absolutely love Bernie… or kneecap him
In a September 2015 email to Podesta, Hill columnist Brent Budowsky belittled the campaign for purportedly supplying Clinton surrogates talking points to attack Bernie Sanders.
“I cannot think of anything more stupid and self-destructive for a campaign to do,” he states. “Especially for a candidate who has dangerously low levels of public trust,” and in light of Sanders’ campaign being determined by “cleaning up politics.”
Budowsky alerts voters would be “disgusted” by attacks in opposition to Sanders and states he wouldn’t dissuade Podesta from spreading the note with Clinton because “if she wants to become president she needs to understand the point I am making with crystal clarity.”
“Make love to Bernie and his idealistic supporters, and co-opt as many of his progressive issues as possible,” indicates Budowsky.
Budowsky also contributes that he was at a Washington university where “not one student gave enough of a damn for Hillary to open a booth, or even wear a Hillary button.”
He then goes on to volunteer to publish talking points himself.
Clinton’s team released some stark advise concerning her strategies for the “make or break” Democratic presidential debate with Sanders in Milwaukee on February 11, 2016.
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11892#efmADGAHV … ”Make love to Bernie” Oh dear GOD NOOOOOO! #PodestaEmails
Clinton’s group released some stark advise concerning her tactics for the “make or break” Democratic presidential debate with Sanders in Milwaukee on February 11, 2016.
The mail to Podesta originated from Philip Munger, a philanthropist recognized for his hefty donations to the Democratic Party. He delivered the mail utilizing an encrypted anonymous email service.
“She’s going to have to kneecap him. She is going to have to take him down from his morally superior perch. She has done so tentatively. She must go further,” he states.
A number of tactics for attacking Sanders are listed in the mail where Munger provides “I was captain of the debate squad. I was considered one of the greatest debaters of my era. (not to brag, just establishing some cred).”
Netanyahu & Israel
A November 2015 email between Laura Rosenberger and Stuart Eizenstat, a ex – ambassador to the European Union and special agent on Holocaust concerns, talked about Clinton’s upcoming op-ed in Forward ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the US.
“The intent is to make this more about the relationship and her personal connection, and go lighter on the policy side,” Laura states.
Eizenstat forwards his edits with the note, “we must be careful on not seeming naïve on the two state solution. She must support it, but suggest initial confidence building steps now.”
“I have also put in language, more like her Brookings speech, on Iran,” he contributes.
The emails where Hillary’s op-ed vowing to strengthen bond with Netanyahu were planned https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15796 … -http://forward.com/opinion/national/324013/how-i-would-rebuild-ties-to-israel-and-benjamin-neta/ …
The Forward op-ed entitled ‘How I Would Reaffirm Unbreakable Bond With Israel – and Benjamin Netanyahu’ guaranteed to have Netanyahu visit the White House and to go on to “strengthen America’s security commitment to Israel.”
The Iran additions states, “We must remain committed to preventing Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon, and to vigorously enforcing the new nuclear agreement. I would move to step up our partnership to confront Iran and its proxies across the region, and make sure dangerous Russian and Iranian weapons don’t end up in Hezbollah’s hands or threaten Israel.”
Some media pointers
In a separate email swap from June 30, 2015, Budowsky reached Podesta concerning a piece he wrote which he explains as being “positive” and “carefully written” to aid Clinton’s campaign.
“John, I have only 1 mention of HRC, positive, carefully written, and designed to give her some cover with liberals,” Budowsky publishes.
Clinton campaigners talked about the way to deal with Clinton’s position on the Trans Pacific Partnership in November 2015.
National Policy Director for Hillary for America Amanda Renteria clarifies, “The goal here was to minimize our vulnerability to the authenticity attack and not piss off the WH any more than necessary.”
Democratic pollster Joel Benenson affirms, “the reality is HRC is more pro trade than anti and trying to turn her into something she is not could reinforce our negative [sic] around authenticity. This is an agreement that she pushed for and largely advocated for.”
Component of the system
Clinton’s group realizes she is “part of the system” in an email concerning her tactics. “We are also going to test some messages that include acknowledgement of being part of the system, and know how much has to change,” political strategist Stan Greenberg advises Podesta.
What will she mention next?
Clinton’s thoughts have to be firmly managed by her group who are skeptical of what she might state, one email exposed. After the Iowa Democratic Party’s presidential debate in November 2015 agent Ron Klain mails Podesta to state, “If she says something three times as an aside during practice (Wall Street supports me due to 9/11), we need to assume she will say it in the debate, and tell her not to do so.”
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