WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of emails from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. As with out previous batch 16 where we did a special compilation of the most important things found in Batch 16, we are now doing a Batch 17 full summary compilation list.
The organization has published more than 26,000 emails on its website over the last fortnight, with a new batch dropping every day.
Earlier leaks revealed details of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, ‘Pay to Play’ donations, and staff concerns over her difficulty with apologizing.
The emails also reveal how some of Clinton’s campaign team showed contempt towards fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders, as well as their attempt to get the jump on Clinton’s own email server scandal.
Yesterday’s leaks showed campaign team members discussing Bill Clinton’s sex scandals, as well as Podesta’s qualms about President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy back in 2009.
Monday’s release by the organization marks the 17th consecutive daily dump of emails related to Clinton’s campaign team, bringing the number of published documents to more than 30,200.
Goldman Sachs speeches
In a January 23, 2016 email leaked Monday, Mandy Grunwald of Grunwald Communications expressed concern over the content of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches.
“It’s pretty bad. She is critical to some extent of what led to the crash but the more memorable stuff is totally accomodationist,” Grunwald wrote in a group email to the Clinton campaign about the Goldman Sachs paid speeches.
Grunwald then elaborates: “‘I’m not interested in pointing fingers’ Dodd-Frank was just because ‘people needed to do something for political reasons’ Suggesting that people in the industry know best how to regulate it.”
“There are also some very tepid comments about Obamacare. And a ton of foreign policy stuff, including some naive sounding comments about Putin – that could cause a whole separate set of issues – but Jake should review all that.”
Grunwald was married to Matthew Cooper, a journalist who worked at Time and was investigated along with Judith Miller over the Valerie Plame CIA leak.
No love from Gore
Emails between Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills on November 11, 2015 discuss former Vice President Al Gore stating he would not endorse Clinton for president.
Abedin tells Mills: “well that was 16 years ago. [H]ard to put on email but there is no love lost in this relationship. [R]eminder that he also refused to endorse in 2008!!!”
A March 3, 2014 email marked ‘Confidential’ shows an exchange between Podesta, Cheryl Mills, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Stephanie Schriock from the Emily’s List PAC. In the mail, Schriock flags a request from a Wall Street Journal reporter seeking information about a meeting at Clinton’s home between herself, Podesta and Mills.
“He called me,” Podesta writes. “Tried to get me to confirm Woodward and Bernstein style. Blink twice if I’m far from the truth. I didn’t play along and told him nothing. But he knew a lot.”
Cheryl Mills writes back, “what did he know?”
Framing coverage of Clinton’s private server
In an email exchange on March 8, 2015, an opinion writer for The Hill, Brent Budowsky, forwarded Podesta a copy of an email comment he sent to NBC’s Chuck Todd about a recent show that presumably mentioned Clinton’s private server.
“Chuck you neglected to mention that most Republican candidates for president also used private emails, in Jeb’s case you neglected to mention that he also used a private server, and you neglected to mention that a long list of Senate and House Republicans almost certainly use private emails and hide behind the Freedom of Information Act,” wrote Budowsky.
“Someday we should have a serious conversation about ratings, and why so many people, myself included, have largely stopped watching this stuff.”
Monday’s leak also includes an August 2015 exchange between Clinton’s campaign staff about framing the email server controversy and the best timing for releasing a statement on the issue.
“Just talked to Podesta – we are thinking we shouldn’t put out the statement at this point because it is so late in day on a Friday the press is bound to respond negatively and it will defeat our purpose in framing this,” Deputy Communications Directer Kristina Schake wrote. “Think we should send it out tomorrow morning.”
“In any case, I would vote for having her address this Sunday, so we can legitimately claim she’s trying to move on and address what voters care about on Monday,” Campaign Manager Robbie Mook wrote.
‘Fish rots from the head’: Podesta on Clinton 2008 campaign
An email exchange with a former White House adviser gives an insight into Podesta’s assessment of Clinton’s ill-fated 2008 presidential run.
The email from January 2008 shows Paul Begala, who served as counselor to president Bill Clinton, mentioning a New York Times report claiming Podesta is about to help in Hillary Clinton’s faltering race against rival Barack Obama.
“[T]he NY Times say YOU are joining Hillary’s campaign,” Begala writes, to which Podesta implies he has no intention of stepping in from the sidelines.
“Mary [Podesta’s wife] put me in witness protection after reading the NYT,” he said.
The correspondence came following Clinton’s Iowa caucus defeat, a major blow to her effort to become Democratic nominee. “I know the fish rots from the head, but I really feel sorry for her. This definitely could have been won,” Podesta writes.
George Soros, the Real President, puppet manipulator behind Hillary – Wikileaks ID 29194
Hi John, sorry it was so difficult for us to talk. I have attached a memo on TPP and Malaysia, as it may come up when you see George and Alex. In general I think George is more interested in talking about policy than the campaign per se, though I can’t imagine you won’t spend some time on politics. In a separate email I will send you George’s latest thinking on the migration crisis, which he is spending a lot of time on. His other big preoccupation these days is Ukraine. Both the migration crisis and Ukraine are part of his view of Europe as falling apart, and the US as ultimately not doing enough to prevent the political disintegration of its most important ally. I will check in with Milia to see if there is a moment we can speak before then, but not urgent. All best, MV
Huma Abedin Says Hillary DOES NOT WANT TO VET MUSLIM REFUGEES – Wikileaks ID 27940
Haim Saban, a Jewish Israeli media mogul emailed Huma Abedin and asked her about his concern over not properly vetting Muslim immigrants in America:
What I said was that we should scrutinize the Muslim immigrants ,,,,,if we take France as an example of what happens when millions of people enter a country w/no scrutiny, our lives are put in jeopardy,,,,, Life before liberty,,,,, I am not aware of what her position is on this.
GUESS WHAT HUMA ABEDIN REPLIED BACK TO HIM!!!!
What you are saying about Muslims not consistent with HRC. Are you aware of that?
Huma Abedin is basically Hillary’s right hand!!!!!!
Jennifer Palmieri plotting “Swift Boat” attacks on Trump – Wikileaks ID 27434
I know you can’t look past Bernie and March primaries but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide but not a half assed scramble.
In case you have no idea what Swiftboating is, WikiPEDIA explains us the following: “Swiftboating is a pejorative American neologism used to describe an unfair or untrue political attack…. the term has come into common use to refer to a harsh attack by a political opponent that is dishonest, personal, and unfair.”
You mean like a lot of Hillary’s women falsely coming out and saying Trump groped them?
TPP support & deflecting narrative – Wikileaks ID 27483
One thought: do we need a sentence acknowledging her prior support for TPP? Hillary has been on record in favor of an outcome that meets both these tests. But we should be willing to walk away from an outcome that falls short.
COVERUP! Hillary let 4 Americans die in Benghazi, they begged for help for 13 hours – Wikileaks ID 30197
If the objective is purely to undermine the Benghazi hearings, I think these spots will certainly help do that. But if the objective is to connect emails-Benghazi and conflate the two in voters’ minds (which consultants feel is an imperative here), I’m not sure we know whether we can credibly do that – we’ll get a read from groups, but may need to just make a judgement call once we see rough cuts.
More anti-CHRISTIAN HATE, Hillary “EXCLUDES” Christian ARABS – Wikileaks ID 28660
Here are the compiled lists of Asian American and Muslim American candidates for top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees. A couple things to note about the list of Muslim American candidates: 1) In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian).
Hillary Clinton also used FAKE polls on Bernie Sanders to discourage his supporters from going out to vote – Wikileaks ID 8587
Good luck today. Public polls would have to be way off. Wish us luck in Michigan. Tighter than public polls indicate.
The Clinton media lied hoping the Bernie voters would stay home. They didn’t. Bernie won Michigan!
Alicia Machado attack on Trump was PRE-PLANNED with months in advance – Wikileaks ID ???, from FOX News
The Clinton campaign’s recent attacks on Donald Trump for his comments about a beauty queen’s weight problems were months in the making, according to an opposition research report uncovered in emails released by WikiLeaks on Sunday.
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