The Wikileaks dump is underway, and after a disappointing first batch of releases, the second has been damning for Hillary. Among the documents released are excerpts from her Wall Street speeches, which prove just why she was so reluctant to release them in the first place.
We learned, for instance, that she believes it’s important as a politician to have both a “public and private” stance on certain issues. It’s a statement everyone reads as defending being two-faced and deceitful to the American public – and she tried to claim she was taken out of context and speaking about Abe Lincoln in defense of herself! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
We already knew from previous hacks that the DNC had conspired against Bernie Sanders to ensure Hillary was the nominee. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as a result of the controversy following that revelation, and was replaced by Donna Brazile….. who we just learned did the same thing (and then some).
Via The Observer
The latest release reveals current DNC chair Donna Brazile, when working as a DNC vice chair, forwarded to the Clinton campaign a January 2016 email obtained from the Bernie Sanders campaign, released by Sarah Ford, Sanders’ deputy national press secretary, announcing a Twitter storm from Sanders’ African-American outreach team. “FYI” Brazile wrote to the Clinton staff. “Thank you for the heads up on this Donna,” replied Clinton campaign spokesperson Adrienne Elrod.The second batch of emails include more evidence of collusion between the mainstream media and Clinton Campaign. One email, received by prolific Clinton donor Haim Saban, was forwarded to Clinton staff, praising the friendly moderators in the early March 2016 Democratic primary debate co-hosted by Univision in Florida. “Haim, I just wanted to tell you that I thought the moderators for last nights Debate were excellent. They were thoughtful, tough and incisive. I thought it made Hilary appear direct and strong in her resolve. I felt it advanced our candidate. Thanks for Univision,” wrote Rob Friedman, former co-chair of the Motion Picture Group.
Another email discusses planting a favorable Clinton story in The New York Times in March 2015. “NYT heroine. Should she call her today?” Podesta wrote to other Clinton campaign staffers with the subject line ‘Laura Donohoe.’ “I do think it’s a great idea! We can make it happen,” replied Huma Abedin. The story they referred to is likely “In New Hampshire, Clinton Backers Buckle Up,” published in The New York Times on March 12, 2015 about Laura Donahoe, a retired nurse and Clinton supporter in New Hampshire.
In a March 2015 email, Clinton Campaign manager Robby Mook expressed frustration whenDNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz hired a Convention CEO without consulting the Clinton campaign, which suggests the DNC and Clinton campaign regularly coordinated together from the early stages of the Democratic primaries.
For the Democrats, the game was rigged from day one. We often like to complain about the influence of the “Republican establishment” – but at least they were virtually powerless in comparison to the DNC’s scheming.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]