I am about to post a part of a little project i have taken on for fun and to express my emotions about the current political fiasco. First of all, I cannot take credit for the actual summary of the leaks that I am about to post. A Redditor actually compiled it in a nice easy to read 16 page composition along with links. I simply commented on each of the emails I deemed important. I will be adding more to that chapter of an ebook I plan on self publishing. This is more for my own catharsis than for any other reason so I cannot go through this without thanking those that inspired me. Tim Black of the Tim Black Show, Kyle Kulinski from Secular Talk, Jordan Chariton, Emma Vigueland from the TYT Politics channel on Youtube, Lee Camp, from Redacted Tonight, Katie Halper, Jimmy Dore, Cenk Ugyur, H.A Goodman, Lee Fang, David Sirota, Chris Hedges, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, and many many more. I have learned a lot and of course I can only write and see what people think. I don’t think many people read this but it is fun anyways.
The Most Revealing Emails from the #PodestaFiles, Separated By Category
Introduction: John Podesta is Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign Chairman. Podesta previously served as Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and Counselor to President Barack Obama.
On October 7th, 2016, WikiLeaks publish thousands of emails belonging to Podesta’s private email archives. More emails were released in the days that followed. Below is a compilation of some of the most revealing and damaging emails discovered:
Last updated Nov 5, 2016 (Parts 1 – 31)
POLICY / POSITION
Transcripts from Hillary Clinton’s lucrative closed-door paid speeches delivered to elite financial firms and other special interests groups (which she has refused and failed to disclose to the public after much demand) have finally surfaced:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927 (See Attachment)
Clinton staff conspiring to stage ‘leaking’ of favorable excerpts from wall street speech, in efforts to calm down the public while leaving out more damaging parts:
Leaked private speech, Clinton: “You Need Both A Public And A Private Position”
As much as this is interesting it isn’t really damning. All Sander’s supporters knew she was flip flopper and that she would change certain positions depending on who she was talking to. The real problem is that nobody has any faith that she will fufill any of the promises that she made under the DNC platform. She hasn’t dealt with her own party in good faith. The Clinton campaign’s own members have shown in these emails that she cannot be trusted and isn’t very personable. While it is more important to be capable as a leader then personable, it is also important that if a person has not shown themselves to be a good leader, the bad personality really shows the kind of person they really are.
Leaked private speech, Clinton: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with
open trade and open borders”:
Mocking environmentalists in private meeting with unions, Clinton: “I want to defend fracking.” Climate change environmentalists should “Get a life”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9617 (See attachment)
Leaked private speech transcript shows Clinton’s warm ties to Wall Street’s most powerful figures: Clinton: “There is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives” The pressure on officials to sell or divest assets in order to serve, she added, had become “very onerous and unnecessary”:
Leaked private speech to Goldman Sachs, Clinton: Wall street was only accountable for the financial crisis for political reasons. The blame placed on the United States banking system for the crisis “could have been avoided in terms of both misunderstanding and really politicizing what happened”:
This is essentially patting them on the back and say, we all know that it wasn’t really your fault. After all you guys are the smartest people in the country.
Leaked private speech, Clinton: US will “ring China with missile defense”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927 (See attachment)
This is typical Clinton warmongering. For someone with experience, she is remarkably unable to learn from her mistakes.
Hillary Clinton flipped her public position on TPP after her team discussed how she would be “eaten alive” by Labor:
This shows that Hillary Clinton has contempt for Labor Unions. The Trans Pacific Partnership is not about jobs or globalization. The main point of this trade agreement is to give corporations sovereignty over governments. With the TPP corporations will be able to use an International Tribunal to settle disputes with countries over supposed lost profits. The TPP will also allow the corporations in question to also choose who to put on this International Tribunal. This will essentially cement powerful corporations over governments. It will not create jobs and barely any labor protections are addressed in the TPP. That is why the TPP was created in secret.
Clinton speechwriter: “We are trying to find a good way to leak her opposition to the pipeline without her having to actually say it”:
Meaning the campaign was trying to figure out how to lie about their position and pretend to be against it without having to actually change her position.
Clinton campaign: Strengthening bribery laws is ‘really dicey territory’ for her:
Hillary admits the governments of Qatar & Saudi Arabia are funding ISIS:
This is more of an USA problem than just a Hillary problem. The issue is that we consistently support Saudi Arabia in our war with Islamic Terrorism. But the problem of course is that Saudi Arabia is the biggest financial supporter of Islamic terrorism. They are also the country that supported Al Qaeda in their 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center/Pentagon. A real way to fight Islamic terror is to sanction Saudi Arabia and make them pay for their support for terrorism. The only reason we are allies with them is because we get oil from them and our corporations run our government.
Qatar gifts Bill Clinton $1,000,000 for his birthday:
“Take the money”: Clinton Campaign welcome foreign donations:
Tina Flournoy , Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, tells Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta: “Foreign govt donors: all the money is in”:
King of Morocco to give $12,000,000 for a meeting with Hillary Clinton:
It is very hard for Hillary to not give speeches for money.
Saudi Sheikh won’t donate money to Clinton Foundation unless he receives a phone call from Bill Clinton. Staff responds: Bill won’t do it “unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check”:
Leaked private speech transcript: Clinton: Syria no-fly zone (her position) would mean “killing a lot of Syrians”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#attachments (See attachment)
This is an admission that a “no fly zone” would require ground troops and would cause mass casualty of civilians.
Iran Deal (which Hillary negotiated and defends) “condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf”. John Podesta responds with “Yup”:
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta owned 75,000 shares in Putin-connected energy company:
Yeah, seems a bit hypocritical to have criticized Trump for his connections to Putin when Hillary’s campaign chairman has direct connection to a state run energy company in Russia.
Clinton Staff hosts private “off-the-record cocktail party” with 38 “influential” reporters, journalists, editors, and anchors (from 16 different mainstream media outlets including CNN, NBC, CBS, NYT, MSNBC, & more) with the stated goal of “framing the race”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5953 (see attachment)
This proves that the media was also not fair and impartial in their treatment of Bernie Sanders. Furthermore they have been in the pocket of the DNC.
John Podesta hosts a dinner with reporters: I’m “Cooking for 30 of your reporter friends”:
Full list of media guests: https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12063
This speaks for itself.
Donna Brazile (CNN contributor at the time, and current DNC Chairman now) leaked a CNN town hall question to Hillary’s staff:
Example of how the DNC conspired to crush Bernie Sanders and did not really care about defeating Trump.
Former CNN host, current DNC Chair Donna Brazile, exposed as leaking 2nd townhall question to Hillary Clinton:
Fox News leaked Town Hall question to Clinton campaign:
Sounds like Fox News wanted Hillary to be the candidate.
Hillary Clinton reads directly from script during Phone Interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes :
Meaning she has no real knack for public speaking or of speaking authentically to her own base.
Associated Press “journalist” Eric Tucker is willing to be ‘steered away’ from a story about Clinton’s emails:
Lanny Davis proposed getting Hillary a softball interview with Fox’s Megyn Kelly because he knows Ailes/Kelly ‘well’. “I can reduce the risks” and ensures answering “without interruptions”:
Clinton campaign and the New York Times coordinating attack strategy against Trump:
New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich gives Hillary veto power:
Glen Thrush , POLITICO’s chief political correspondent and senior staff writer for POLITICO Magazine, sends John Podesta an article for his approval. Writes: “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this. Tell me if I fucked up anything”:
This is more media collusion of the worst kind.
Boston Globe colludes with Clinton campaign to give Hillary a “big presence”:
John Podesta receiving drafts of New York Times articles before they’re published:
Ad for Hillary Clinton secretly pitched by ‘right-leaning’ Heat Street ‘journalist’ Louise Mensch :
More media collusion: NYT and AP “helpful” to Clinton campaign:
Brent Budowsky (writer for The Hill and Huffington Post) warns John Podesta about possible Hillary attacks and that not talking to the press is killing her support: “I’m not going to raise this publicly, but..”:
Huffington Post contributor Frank Islam writes to John Podesta in email titled “My blogs in the Huffington Post”, says “I am committed to make sure she is elected the next president.” “Please let me know if I can be of any service to you”:
Talk about being completely partisan.
Clinton staff “Placing a story” with Politico / New York Times: “place a story with a friendly journalist” “we have a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico” “we should shape likely leaks in the best light for HRC”:
Clinton staff “placing a story with a friendly at the AP ( Matt Lee or Bradley Klapper )”:
MSNBC’s Meet The Press host and Political Director for NBC News, Chuck Todd , hosted a dinner party in 2015 for Clinton Campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri :
Leading pro-Hillary personalities Jessica Valenti , Jamil Smith , and Sady Doyle “worked with” the campaign:
Clinton staff appearing to control the release times of Associated Press articles:
Clinton staff colluding with New York Times and Wall Street Journal to paint Hillary’s economic policies in a “progressive” light:
CNBC panelist colluding with John Podesta on what to ask Trump when he calls in for an interview:
CAMPAIGN STRATEGY / CONCERNS
Clinton strategist: We need to “produce an unaware and compliant citizenry” to defeat Trump:
Democrats prepared fake Trump “grope under the meeting table” Craigslist employment advertisement in May 2016:
This is almost laughably stupid
Clinton campaign admits ‘Huge Discrepancies’ in gender pay at Clinton Foundation. $190,000 pay gap between the highest paid men and women:
Worried about Hillary’s health getting attention: “Hard to think of anything more counter productive than demanding Bernie’s medical records.”:
Clinton campaign scrambled to escape “calls for transparency” on Hillary’s health and taxes. Campaign manager Robby Mook to chairman John Podesta: Hillary’s health and taxes are “hyper sensitive topics”:
“How bad is her head?” – John Podesta on Hillary Clinton:
Clinton campaign Insiders fear Bill’s sex life could sink Hillary. Podesta says they should “shut the hell up about this”:
Major concern over Hillary’s shady financing. It can “bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy”:
This is a clear indication that the Clinton campaign knew about the people behind the Clinton foundation.
Hillary campaign desperate to generate fake “USA!” chants, calls Trump supporters “angry white guys”:
Advisor to John Podesta: “Apologies are like her Achilles heel. But she didn’t seem like a bitch in the interview.”:
Worrying about Hillary’s low turnout at events:
Brent Budowsky (writer for The Hill and Huffington Post) acting as an advisor again: Warns Podesta: “Almost every message being projected outward from her campaign is negative, and a candidate with high distrust ratings should not be doing this. My phone has been ringing and my email box is full with democrats who like me who support her, but like me, are appalled and losing confidence” “This campaign is in very, very big trouble”:
John Podesta tells Hillary Clinton she needs to reach out to “needy Latinos”:
Talk about screwed up rhetoric
Clinton allies pondered polling in 2008 about Obama’s cocaine use, his father’s Muslim faith:
Gathering information on Juanita Broaddrick , who accused Bill Clinton of raping her:
Senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin in leaked email: ‘Can we survive not answering questions’ from press?:
Budowsky warns Podesta: “Be very very careful” of the “intense antipathy” being created by Team Hillary. “Many Bernie supporters and younger women will not vote for her in November”. “The daughter of a Democrat who has worked for senior Democrats told me “I just hate her so much I might even vote for a Republican but I will never vote for her.”:
Wow…. This is pretty intense stuff.
“fucking insane” — Clinton insider Neera Tanden on Clinton’s use of private email to run the US State Department:
Donna Brazile , now the current DNC chairwoman & replacement for Debbie Wasserman Shultz (who was forced to resign because of being anti-Bernie/Pro-Clinton), leaked insider Bernie Sander’s campaign information to Hillary’s staff at least in two separate occasions:
7 months before Hillary earns nomination over Bernie Sanders, Donna Brazile pledges to John Podesta that “as soon as (Hillary’s) nomination is wrapped up. I will be your biggest surrogate” “Look forward to working with you to elect the first woman President of the United States” says Podesta:
Concessions given to Bernie Sanders & his supporters were a false illusion of a victory for Bernie’s “self righteous ideologies”. Clinton Advisor: “Bernie and his people have been bitching about super delegates” “Throw Bernie a bone…[…]….his people will think they’ve “won” something from the Party Establishment. It doesn’t make a difference. We don’t lose”:
This shows how they view the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. As Seattle Progressive party member Kshama Sawant said, “If they really valued beating Donald Trump, why would they not nominate the candidate who beats him by better numbers”
Clinton’s campaign tells the DNC to hold sham meetings with other candidates, make primary look less rigged:
This shows the fact that the DNC never considered the primary to be a legitimate contest and was more of a coronation for Clinton.
“Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp. Crush him as hard as you can”. Podesta replies: “I agree.. Where would you stick the knife in?”
Clinton campaign manager: “Had a great meeting with Berman today. We agreed that if she (Hillary) gets a significant primary challenger, we need to consider changing course and getting NY, NJ, and maybe others to move their dates earlier to give her hefty early wins.”
This shows a connection with a supposed progressive publication and the Clinton Campaign.
Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aid, Huma Abedin , writes to Hillary’s campaign chairman John Podesta and her campaign manager Robby Mook about receiving insider information about the DNC convention and organizing a private call with Debbie Wasserman Shultz :
Clinton staff discusses Hillary only supporting a carbon tax to knock Bernie Sanders out of the primaries: “To be clear: it’s lethal in the general, so I don’t want to support one. But don’t want to give bernie contrast right now.”:
Hillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook , in an email to other staff, calls New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a “terrorist” after Bill de Blasio speaks kindly of Bernie Sanders and stalls on his endorsement for Hillary Clinton during an interview:
Former Clinton Foundation official reprimands Super Delegate Tulsi Gabbard for endorsing Bernie Sanders and being “disrespectful” to Hillary Clinton:
Clinton staff: Hillary is convinced Bernie Sanders’ plan is “naive and unworkable”:
John Podesta calls Bernie Sanders a “doofus”:
Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, Tina Flournoy , sends a creepshot of Bernie Sanders in his swimming suit to the Clinton campaign and leaks it to tabloids:
Hillary’s huge debate prep book against Bernie Sanders (Prepared answers to anticipated debate questions):
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8009 (See attachment)
Confidential auditor’s report states that Clinton Foundation is engaging in illegal conduct (see attachment tab):
Department of Justice Assistant Attorney Peter Kadzik (the representative chosen to head up a “thorough” review of the new Huma Abedin emails) outed as a mole for Hillary Clinton campaign. Offers “heads up” briefings:
John Podesta: DoJ’s Peter Kadzik “kept me out of jail”
DoJ’s Peter Kadzik part of a small group of friends invited to Tony Podesta’s birthday party:
Peter Kadzik’s son solicits for a job working for the Clinton campaign:
State Department fed information to Clinton campaign & modified draft press release for her:
State Department tipping off Hillary’s staff about upcoming investigation details regarding her case:
Clinton Foundation Executive, Doug Band : Clintons have over ‘500 different’ conflicts of interests:
Clinton staff: Bill Clinton had ‘real serious conflicts’ with foundation work:
WikiLeaks memo exposes ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’, reveals Bill’s wealth was tied to Clinton Foundation:
USA Today : Memo shows Bill Clinton’s wealth was tied to Clinton Foundation
The Washington Post : Leaked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income
Neera Tanden & Podesta on why Clinton techie Bryan Pagliano was “avoiding testifying” over emails (took the 5th 125 times):
Hillary campaign desperate to “get ahead of the narrative on this email issue”:
John Podesta urges Clinton camp to “dump” emails:
“we need to clean this up” — Clinton campaign panics after Obama misleads public over Clinton emails:
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook to John Podesta on Clinton emails: “[we] were told everything was taken care of”:
Hillary’s campaign manager, Robby Mook : “it’s a little troubling” that meeting of Clinton Foundation was held at Goldman Sachs HQ:
John Podesta to top Clinton aid Cheryl Mills : Asks if they should “hold emails to and from the President of the United States? That’s the heart of his executive priviledge.” Email dated only a few hours after being served subpoena:
Expresses concern that the Correct The Record superpac is pushing its legal boundaries and may be colluding directly with the campaign:
Top Clinton aid Doug Band details how female Clinton Foundation Chief Laura Graham nearly commits suicide by plunging her car into ocean depths because of treatment from Bill & Chelsea Clinton. Staffers write each other about how Chelsea won’t even care about it:
John Podesta wished San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook had been white:
“Food Groups” – Clinton campaign organized potential VPs by race and gender:
Email reveals that Bob Creamer, who engineered violence at Trump Rallies on behalf of the Democratic Party, is ‘close to Robby Mook’ — Clinton campaign manager:
“Have her beat the shit out of a.. staffer” as prep to make Clinton less “unpleasant” during interviews
Top Clinton Aid Doug Band calls Chelsea Clinton a “spoiled brat”:
Clinton Staff mocking conservative Catholics. Advisor to Podesta: “severely backwards gender relations” “they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion.”:
Finance billionaire Herbert Sandler to Clinton campaign chief John Podesta: (“Subject: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy”) “I guess it takes a study to point out the obvious”:
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook writes to John Podesta May 2015 “I still want HRC to win badly. I am still here to help as I can.”:
Ron Klaine (Joe Biden chief of staff) betrays Joe Biden and acts as a mole for Clinton camp. (Note: Ron Klaine was former Chief of staff for Al Gore in 1999 and was let go because of his conflict of interest/loyalty to the Clintons) Joe Biden was rumored to replace Hillary Clinton as the nominee. “I am definitely dead to them but I’m glad to be on team HRC”:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asking Clinton staff for approval/input about what he will say when asked about Hillary Clinton by interviewer:
Curiel family is friendly with Clinton staffers. Gonzalo Curiel is the judge ruling over a case where Trump is sued . His cousin, Carolyn Curiel, raves about John Podesta; “Carolyn Curiel was just here with a group of Purdue students that visited the debate site. She and I exchanged raves about the two of you.” Podesta replies “Wow! Small world.”:
Hillary Clinton decided on Tim Kaine as VP in July 2015. “A little unseemly.” (She didn’t officially announce Tim Kaine as her VP publicly until July 2016):
Podesta practices bizarre occult blood rituals? Here’s an Email between Tony Podesta (John’s brother) and Marina Abramovic. In it, they invite John Podesta to a “Spirit Cooking” dinner that’s happening at Marina’s house. Researching her brings you to her webpage and a graphical book she created about “Spirit Cooking” and what rituals it involves. Also a youtube video (warning: disturbing content) on what “Spirit Cooking” actually is, by Marina Abramovic:
Marina Abramovic invited by John Podesta to attend Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch:
Bonus: Clinton staffer shares campaign road trip story of Hillary ordering food at a Chipotle restaurant and nobody recognized her:
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— The Guardian
“ Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump. ”
— The New York Times (31/10/16)
The New York Times: Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link To Russia
Recommended viewing for discussions of more emails:
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 / Part 8 / Part 9 / Part 10 / Part 11 / Part 12 / Part 13 / Part 14 / Part 15 / Part 16 / Part 17 / Part 18 / Part 19 / Part 20 / Part 21 / Part 22 / Part 23 / Part 24 / Part 25 / Part 26 / Part 27 / Part 28 / Part 29 / Part 30 / Part 31
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