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Podesta Emails


newly released emails

A compilation of exerpts and links to emails (through wikileaks) that hold
suspicious, illegal, or otherwise malicious intent and conspirating involving
a multitude of people and organizations.
Authors of comments have been removed for anonymity and clarity.
V3. of document and subject to further editing upon new releases.

WJC = Bill Clinton
CVC = Chelsea Clinton
HRC = Hillary Clinton
CTR = Correct The Record, a Clinton sponsored group focused on pushing her narrative online
NYT = New York Times
DOJ = Department of Justice
MSM = Mainstream Media
DNC = Democratic National Committee

John Podesta
Huma Abedin
Paul Combetta
George Soros
Cheryl Mills
Robbie Mook
Donna Brazile
Brent Budowsky


Clinton campaign saw NYTs interview with Hillary and could choose what doesnt end up in this article
Michelle Kraus of HuffPo emailing John Podesta with this:
As promised here is the Huff Po article written back in March called Hillarys Blackberry.
Frankly, if we can get ahead of the narrative on this email issue then we can shape the discussion on trust. I know
its not as simple as explaining it all away with her use of the secure Blackberry/Exchange Server environment,
but it could frame the dialogue and be a launching point for other issues.
Clear, undeniable collusion.
Hillary staffers discuss Trumps comments on Illegal Immigrants, and continuously refer to La Raza and working
with them to organize the latino base. Also shows major collusion with Univision, and more direct ties the Clinton campaign has with the media.
Head of Yahoo news planning pro-Hillary pieces with Podesta.
Goldman Sachs employee (email domain interfaces with Clinton camp before talking to press. Offers to
make stuff up if necessary.
Collusion between media/columnist and HRC Campaign?
Crooked journalist of the rigged MSM media reports straight to John Podesta about how he attacked Donald
Trump in one of the GOP debates as moderator. - 2015 before they even knew Trump was the nominee...
HRC Campaign thanking Univision for its moderators handling of Hillary against Sanders. This email is addressed to Haim Saban, one of the MAIN OWNERS of Univision.

News reporter gives Clinton campaign heads up hes going to write a bad article about Hillary, and gives them all
the points hes going to raise up front to help with spin.
Clinton campaign staff talk about planting stories with one or two VERY friendly and maleable reporters.
Can we do another video w Brian Fallon or another campaign press person debunking it all before he appears
so he has to respond?

Some light setup against Trey Gowdy.

Benghazi Committe Dems want us to know that Gowdy has just quietly signed up to appear live on FTN this
Sunday. The Dems expect Gowdy to either talk about the Kate Duval Politico article (unified field conspiracy
theory) or what the discrepancy between emails produced by SB and HRC means--maybe both.
Can we do another video w Brian Fallon or another campaign press person debunking it all before he appears
so he has to respond?
Interesting, looks like Podestas team was paying for access to Clinton Cash to get a look at the book via the NY
Times who had a lead copy of it. Podestas team wanted so badly to get out in front of the book... (Video of the interview with text to match)
Hillary Camp prepares for hard-hitting interview with MSNBC journalist, they prepare sections of text for her.
They call the whole thing tax hit, meaning the thing is supposed to be some hit piece against Bernie (possibly).
This is early 2016, so during the fighting against Bernie. HRC then proceeds to read sections almost verbatim
from these prepared remarks : compare this video to the text.
Hillary campaign scared shitless, about the NYT. Maybe they will report meetings with a PAC So afraid that
NYT is going with this story on Priorities whether we like or not. They have sources about the meetings. Honestly, it sounds like Priorities staff was yapping. Did the NYT go with it? (They didnt, they are in the tank). Language suggests meetings took place, there was coordination with Priorities PAC.
Crooked journalist of the rigged MSM media reports straight to John Podesta about how he attacked Donald
Trump in one of the GOP debates as moderator. - 2015 before they even knew Trump was the nominee...
Media lapdog Brent Budowsky writes to John Podesta: am not going to raise this publicly, but one of HRCs
opponents will soon charge that she is running an imperial campaign. If it is the right opponent, Democrat or
Republican, the charge will resonate.
Yes. This supposed journalist is discussing strategy with the chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Giving
him information and warnings about things he learned from other sources most likely off the record. Extreme
collusion between the media and Crookeds staff. But wait, there is more! He is asking permission from Podesta
to write parts of an article: BTW, I may doing an Elizabeth Warren column soon. If I write that my optimum
scenario would be for Elizabeth to ultimately give a big endorsement to HRC and give the keynote speech at the
Convention, totally off the record, would that give you a problem? It would be my personal opinion only, but if
you have a problem with my suggesting this as my idea, I wont tell anyone and I wont include it, deferring to
you John Podesta responds to the email, and grants permission for the journalist to write the story as originally
Media and Clinton have been colluding since before she announced her candidacy. Check attached files for this
one to see.

Hillary knew Saudi Arabia and Qatar were arming ISIS, yet supported arms deals to them!

While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing
clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. This effort will be
enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the KRG.

Hillarys campaign admit congress is dysfunctional and inadequate to deal with ISIS. And that attack on
America and Europe are inevitable under current policies.
We are now embroiled in arcane discussions with a dysfunctional Congress over inadequate policies. There will
be multiple aggressive terror attacks including on American and European soil that are programmed as inevitable under the current policies.
Cheryl Mills, Robbie Mook, Huma Abedin, and Podesta discussing Hillary meeting with Biden and a fake manufactured leak to the press. Also discussing interviewing Bidens staff and other shady doings.
Law firm offering to provide information on a 9/11 lawsuit filed against Saudi Arabia, in the light of information
that the Saudis donated to the Clinton Foundation. What are they worried about?

Hillary taking funds from Saudi Arabia in the form of Clinton Foundation donations + Wikileaks email proving
Saudi Arabia funds ISIS = Hillary taking money from people she knows fund terrorism


Hillary requesting the removal of identifying document headers. Aka stripping emails of confidentiality notice.
(From an older release but important)

CNN and DNC figure Donna Brazile leaked CNN primary debate questions in advance to Hillary campaign.
DNC rigged it for Hillary.

Donna Brazile was Clinton mole who tipped off Clinton campaign about Sanders planned Twitter storm
We need to sit down with Debbie before playing ball with the DNC - March 2015
Hillary is very upset that Sanders wants a campaign audit. She is convinced they will try to take victory from her.
On CTRs But Bills not running for POTUS!! claim. Well, that may be true, but Hillary repeatedly refers to him
as her closest advisor, among other things.
A smoking gun. Huma herself referencing her own notes from a call about
Everyone else (Campaign Manager, Media, and DNC leadership) is getting scheduled for meetings with HRC.
Dated 11-26-2014 Last paid speech, 3-19-2015
Also, Wendy Clark worked on HRC campaign.
Philippe Reines is very annoyed that is planning to spend 1 million to draw Pocahontas (Elizabeth
Warren) into the race to run in 2016. Wants to use Hollywood connections to destroy support for Warren so she
is not a threat. I dont know who funds them, but dont we have Hollywood friends with ties to MoveOn who
can tell them to cool it?
Bill Clinton (WJC) was doing a paid speech for 255K for CISCO. Two months after Bill was offered this opportunity, the Department of State gave CISCO an for Corporate Excellence. They clearly excelled at paying the
Clintons. Email also shows they were very afraid of FOIA requests and things like this becoming public without
proper damage control.
Names of some big money Democrat donors.
Huma and the gang are preparing for a meeting with The Indian. During the discussion it turns out they have
someone called Mindy on Elizabeth Warrens staff, who could provide some intel. So they have a staffer who
leaks out information (intel) to them so the meeting can go well for them. Later Huma reveals they had two
moles working for them within Warrens camp: Mandy has been helpful and will provide good intel. As for Mindy, we have frustrated her but yes she will also be very helpful.
Further down in the email chain Huma writes this about de Blasio
Bill de Blasio: I stay in touch with him and his team a lot. He has recently asked to have increased direct access
to her so he can tell his progressive partners what she thinks about issues important to them. He also thinks he
can be most helpful to her if he has that kind of relationship. He wants to be seen as the loudest progressive voice
for her and in order to do that he needs access. In the next 6 months, someone else will have to inherit this relationship because it will not be tenable for HRC.
I think this definitely speaks to the fact that Clinton or at least her staff knew that the nature of de Blasio being
involved was highly unethical.

Now this is interesting. John Podesta is being told that he will be in good hands because the FBI/DOJ team
assigned to his case will keep things confidential What was the case, the public is not allowed to know about?:
To: John Podesta From: Blake Gottesman September 2008 John / Chris: Thanks for your time on the call. As
discussed, the White House will now excuse itself from the process unless/until you ask us to re-engage for any
reason. Youre in good hands. Brian Benczkowski (ccd) and the DOJ/FBI team are committed to making sure the
process is efficient and confidential.
Even Hillarys tweets are not her own creations, much like her public positions or prepared remarks. The staff is
planning them out days in advance complete with (75) type bracketed numbers. Attachment:
How to make $8 Million campaign debt disappear for Hillary? For example by renting voter and donor information lists from the Hillary 2008 campaign. Renting them with other organizations that they control, thus
funneling money back into the campaign to cancel the debt. This was outlined in a memo, but they actually did
it. With HillPAC for example (investigated by a journalist at The Intercept).

Hillary took foreign money. The implication through Huma is she knew about it and solicited it. FARA stands
for the Foreign Actors Registration Act Huma said...we had decided to accept it wanted to know who the individuals are and (Hillary) wants to weigh in

Beyond this Hillary should stop attacking Bernie, especially when she says things that are untrue, which candidly she often does. I am one of the people with credibility to suggest Bernie people support her in November, and
she and Benenson and others have no idea of the damage she does to herself with these attacks, which she does
not gain by making.
Too afraid to ask for Bernies medical records. Knowing Hillarys medical records are much worse.

Another gem from journalist Brent Budowsky. A desperate plea to Podesta about the Clitons money troubles: If
there is one thing that could well bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy it is this cycle of money issues about
which I am now feeling red alerts, loud bells, warning signals, and red flags and I am now seriously pissed off
that there is a real chance that her candidacy and the Democratic Party could be destroyed by these self-created
dangers that continue to proliferate the closer she gets to presumably announcing her candidacy. If she is not
hearing this from others, please feel free to forward this to her, I will play the bad guy here because I do not want
her money and because she needs to hear this from her friends and she will sure as hell be attacked for this by
her enemies, and it will be megaphoned throughout the media, and foreign donations and paid speeches and
hustling gold mining deals by her brother are entirely legitimate issues that are self-created, and must self-corrected before it is too late....and I do not believe the Clintons fully understand the magnitude and immediacy of
the danger in the current political and media climate

Huma reveals there is a Friend of Hillary list which is available for rental. Seems like some shady shit because
even Huma wants to discuss off email: We should be thoughtful about any group that wants to rent Friend of
Hillary list now because there is interest. This is also probably best discussed off email.
Clinton campaign illegally coordinating with their Super PACS
In May of 2015, CTR separated from its parent organization, American Bridge, and became its own SuperPAC.
This structure allows CTR to retain its independence but coordinate directly and strategically with the Hillary
campaign. This work is necessary now more than ever.
DOJ colluding with the DNC and sharing sensitive information.
Email chain about Hillary being extremely weak on the topic of standing up to Wall Street. Not even her own
campaign staff believes she is credible on Wall Street. Even though she told Wall St. to cut it out. I believe we
started out the campaign about 20 points behind Sanders in Iowa on the question of who would best stand up to
Wall Street and that was when we were about 40 points ahead. If you want to make the question of the campaign,
who will best stand up to Wall Street, Sanders is the answer and hell give you $35 million reasons why.
Tom Daschle, former Senator and current Taiwan lobbyist, offering a free trip to Taiwan to anyone on the Clinton campaign!! Thats totally legal!
Huma admitting that completely avoiding the press is a strategy spurred by not wanting to answer email or foundation questions.
That time CTR and the top brass at Hillary 16 had a get-together at their lawyers office. Im sure everything they
discussed was totally legal!!
Overlapping donor pools between Haiti and Nigeria, Bill Clinton forced to choose between the two to avoid

Remember how Clinton staff had moles on Elizabeth Warrens team? Seems they had one in Bidens camp as well.
Someone who helped to destroy Biden in return for a position. Ron Klain writes to Podesta: Its been a little
hard for me to play such a role in the Biden demise - and I am definitely dead to them -- but Im glad to be on
Team HRC, and glad that she had a great debate last night. Thanks John.

How to create a debate schedule most favorable to Hillary? How to rig the debate schedule and the rules to be
most in her favor? This memo will explain. For example: to eliminate the possibility of one on one debates; the
most likely standard that would achieve this result is to allow any announced candidate who is: 1) a Democrat
and, 2) who meets some threshold of viability (1 percent) in either a national or state specific (e.g. Iowa, NH) to
participate. One on one debates would have been better for Bernie Sanders, so they wanted to avoid that at all

Person who wrote the superdelegate rules advises Clinton Campaign how to create an illusion that Bernie people won something so they would work their asses off for Hillary. So heres my idea. Bernie and his people have
been bitching about super delegates and the huge percentage that have come out for Hillary. .. why not throw
Bernie a bone and reduce the super delegates in the future to the original draft of members of the House and
Senate, governors and big city mayors, eliminating the DNC members who are not State chairs or vice-Chairs...
So if we give Bernie this in the Conventions rules committee, his people will think theyve won something
from the Party Establishment. And it functionally doesnt make any difference anyway. They win. We dont lose.
Everyone is happy.
Internal document assumes that Hillary will ultimately support TPP. Could be one of those private positions that
she will ultimately support it. This draft assumes that shes ultimately going to support both TPA and TPP. It
focuses on what needs to happen to produce a positive result with TPP Not just the draft assumes that she will
support TPP, most of the electorate assumes that as well.

Pondering how to avoid the press because they always ask about the foundation and emails causing them to
go off message. Long discussion about avoiding the press and whether to do it (they did it) Including : Can we
survive not answering questions from press at message events. Her dinkins speech and immigration message
broke through because we didnt take questions. Her community banks message got lost because she answered
questions about the foundation and emails.
White House asked me whether WJC had enough of a relationship with PM Tsipras to call him and counsel him
to make a deal. He says yes, but hed need a lot more info than he has now. His immediate question is - are we
pushing Merkle too?
Platte River Networks used Bleach Bit to wipe out tens of thousands of emails.
Discussion about the emails. Should Hillary make a joke about the emails? She shouldnt because We dont
know whats in the emails, so we are nervous about this. Might get a big laugh tonight and regret it when content
of emails is disclosed. - Mandy Grunwald . Better not to joke about the emails (turns out the email case was
really about how she exposed classified TOP SECRET/SAP information through the emails to the following
people: Combetta, Pagliano, all of her lawyers, all of Platte River Network maybe a few janitors. )

Hillarys stance on the Defense of Marriage Act revealed, 2015 October Im not saying double down or ever say
it again. Im just saying that shes not going to want to say she was wrong about that, given she and her husband
believe it and have repeated it many times. Better to reiterate evolution, opposition to DOMA when court considered it, and forward looking stance.
Probably the moment when they figured out how to destroy all of the emails: When I worked for the leadership
we had a records retention policy to actively destroy all emails after 3 or 6 months . Each office made up its own
policy. So if you just change your policy to something made up, you get to destory all the evidence after the
Some chatter about the Joule Unlimited, a company who John Podesta sat on the board of, who received $35
million from the Russian government.

Info about Teneo and Clinton Foundation + Employees

I just received a call from a close friend of wjcs who said that cvc told one of the bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi to the foundation The bush kid then
told someone else who then told an operative within the republican party
This ties with the previous emails about her being a problem for Teneo and Doug Brand, who were selling Bills
influence paired with consulting to rake in larger profits than normal for that type of company.
John Podesta contacted crisis manager Lenny Davis re emails issue. To: Date: 2015-03-06 11:51 Subject: Re: John-may I call
you please re emails issue? My cell -xxxxxxxxxx.
Lanny Davis, lawyer, crisis manager, consultant, author, and television commentator.
HRC has met tons of Iowans whose stories she tells all the time. Very important to him (Matt Paul), that HRC is
warm and personal/people oriented. Suggesting what we know--that she is the opposite.
Second, I want to set some time in the afternoon for quick, hard questions to avoid doing it hours before the
debate, as we did in Las Vegas. I have started a list below. Feel free to add. But then we will lock this list, and not
bomb her with tricky nasty things right before the debate.

CHERYL MILLS to Podesta (May 2015): Just to keep you in the loop -- when I spoke with Marc today to walk
through language for what needs to be reported as in-kind etc, he asked again about my status. I told him I needed to stay at least through her testimony and would have a better sense after that.

Feb of 2016, and her campaign still couldnt figure out what the hell exactly her message was.
Other than what she has been doing over the last few days, do we have any sense from her what she believes or
wants her core message to be? I pose this only because the opening graph here, which I assume is the core frame,
is written in passive as opposed active voice and it is still not clear what her singular message is.
Not exactly a smoking gun...but what exactly was Podesta at risk of going to jail over?
Hillary confused as challenger to remove Clintons from Haiti. Bill already made deal with Haiti President Martelly.

Top democrat who worked with Obama (on education?) admitting that Democrats DESTROYING OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION SO THEY CAN WIN ELECTIONS.
And as Ive mentioned, weve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire
to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously
fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking - and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.
J.Palmieri states that he had a difficult conversation with HRC regarding Clinton Cash and he feels that she
wants a Stronger response, meaning that they should delve further to address issues that they felt they neednt
bother with the first time around. They then realize that Clinton Cash is being widely talked about in the morning and evening shows.
HRC instructs Tony Carrk to do a deeper dive on Sanderss agriculture record and his muted response to possible tar sand oil traveling through a pipeline that goes through Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Catherine Hand writes saying that HRC should be careful when saying politics as usual when replying to the
email scandal as that would allow people to misconstrue that to be politics as usual in Clinton-world. She urges
HRC to portray herself as a person leading others to a more empathetic world.
John Podesta receives Hillarys tweets for approval a few days in advance of the tweets going online. Together
with previous leaks, it looks like Hillary doesnt have much input into any of her tweets. They are put together
by a group of staffers.
A list of hits against Sanders to be used in debates.
Email to Podesta with an attachment that summarizes HRCs record (taken from her book Hard Choices for
surrogates to blindly parrot.

HRC has huge endemic political weaknesses that she would be wise to rectify, advised to stop attacking Bernie
Sanders because that is causing damage to her and to instead dovetail with Bernie, aka steal his ideas and pass
them off as if shes been thinking of them for years.
Campaign advisors tasked with crafting a response to terrorist attacks that paints Hillary in a positive light without harming the liberal agenda.
Second, the Paris attacks (I just returned last night), and those in Lebanon and Mali have changed the political
equation. Although at one level this may benefit the get tough Republicans, it can play to Hillarys strong suit
against Sanders and their likely nominee Rubio: this is no time for on the job training.
But Jake, if the California tragedy is also a terrorist attack, this could have profound political ramifications that
could be harmful. Again, to just talk about gun control and doing more outreach to the Muslim community will
be off-putting. There would need to be a tough, uncompromising response.
...if the consensus of the group is that she should still not address Benghazi and emails in the DNC remarks in
the morning. Has anyones thinking changed? As of now, they are not in the remarks.
Frank Luntz info
Draft of explanation for emails
Freak out that emails will be released

Better to push the story to benghazi than servers in her basement
George Soros: $2.5 mil IN Contribution - FFA Legal Funds
LLC Model for 501c4
Chris Stone as insider CEO of Soros Foundations
We dont want to see the fund like this in print.
Soros fwds Ukraine documentary
Close the gun show loophole by executive order
Get Obama to hint at hillary endorsement
Immigration - our own vulnerabilities

While we all know of the occasional use of personal email addresses for business, none of my friends circle
can understand how it was viewed as ok/secure/appropriate to use a private server for secure documents AND
why further Hillary took it upon herself to review them and delete documents without providing anyone
outside her circle a chance to weigh in. It smacks of acting above the law and it smacks of the type of thing Ive
either gotten discovery sanctions for, fired people for, etc.
Philippe Reines thinks there are massive leaks in the Hillary operation in 2015. Someone is talking to the press
gives them all types of info that is only known to about 10 people. John Podesta dismisses saying the media
just invented stuff and guessed right...

Israel will wait till after the 2016 election cycle and then hit Iran with weapons bought from us.
Anita Dunn [Obama team] tells Podesta [Hillary team] that loose lips sink ships when a Financial Times
reporter contacted her about the Obama administrations projected $900 Billion dollar budget deficit.
Subject: Re: Why doesnt she just turn the server over to a third party at this point?

DOJ folks inform me... Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon keeping in touch directly with the DOJ
folks regarding the email case.

I know this email thing isnt on the level. Im fully aware of that. But her inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem
(more so than honesty).


Someone, likely Neera Tanden writes to John Podesta. This is more than a little bit creepy : I know you were
probably kidding this morning about me in NH. I am aware of your dark sense of humor. But I should say that I
would do whatever Hillary needs always. I owe her a lot. And Im a loyal soldier. I think I might not be so useful
because I overly focus on the lessons of the past but if theres something I should do to help campaign more I will
do it. Lets hope it doesnt come to this and she wins Iowa.
Laura Graham resigning from Clinton Foundation, asking Podesta for job referral.
Laura Graham, who wanted to commit suicide in 2011 as per this previous email:
Eric McFadden, who was Hillarys Catholic liaison in the primaries, was arrested yesterday forrunning a prostitution ring. The transition political people know.
Shhh.... dont talk about Bills exploits and it will all just go away: both Clintons would be well advised to advise
the people in their orbit to shut the hell up about this.

...the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation ALL the time, loyalty to
the Government when it deserves it. -- Mark Twain