The latest tranche of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta has been released by WikiLeaks.
The 29th batch consists of almost 1,800 emails, bringing the total number released so far to 47,275. WikiLeaks said it will publish 50,000 emails in the lead up to the US presidential election.
Sanders’ ‘Bullsh*t conspiracies’
Podesta accuses Bernie Sanders’ team of believing in “bullsh*t conspiracies” in a February 2016 email to Brent Budowsky titled ‘Superdelegates’, in which the pair discuss Clinton’s tactics approaching the end of her primary campaign.
Podesta tells Budowsky that if Clinton were to lose the popular vote she would not become the nominee but points out that “She got more votes than Obama in 08 and graciously endorsed him so enough of Bernie’s team bullsh*t conspiracies.”
“If she says now that superdelegates should vote with the people, that gives her a big lift. And any other answer hurts,”Budowsky advises.
Bill’s paid speeches while HRC was Secretary of State
A March 2015 email chain from Bill and Hillary Clinton aides discusses an upcoming release of documents from the Department of State. The conversation is in response to conservative group Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information request into the department’s “process for reviewing WJC’s speaking engagements.”
They include a request from Turkey for Bill Clinton to speak, which his office declined. The documents contain “20 pages of internal, heavily redacted email traffic among DOS officials on request for WJC to speak at UNIQFEST in 2009” the email reads.
Discussion about a Canadian speaking engagement includes “heavily redacted email traffic between DOS officials, including our Embassy in Canada, with several emails from WJC’s office asking for status update, at one point saying they only have “about more 30 minutes before we lose the offer.””
The email points to a financial disclosure form of Hillary Clinton’s showing Bill received $175,000 from the Canadian National Exhibition speech in August 2009.
Another request shows CISCO paid Bill Clinton $255,000 for a speech “two months before HRC awards CISCO the State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence.”
‘John thinks media is psychotic’
Clinton aide Neera Tanden mails Podesta on July 14, 2015, the day Hillary Clinton announced her support for the nuclear deal reached between the US and Iran. “It’s such outrageous bullshit,” she writes in an apparent reference to media coverage.
“I feel like tweeting of course john thinks media is psychotic.” she says, adding “But I won’t do anything unless you tell me it helps.”