Wikileaks Releases Part 15 Of The Podesta Files, Bringing Total To 26,095 Emails

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With just over 2 weeks to go until the election, today Wikileaks finally crossed the halfway point of its ongoing Podesta files dump when it unveiled Part 15, which included some 1,095 emails bringing the total to 26,095 total emails, or more than half of the 50,000 email set for release.

As has been the tradition for the past 2+ weeks, one part of the press will be pouring over today's release, while the other part - mostly those whose names feature prominently in the hacked emails - will be looking for justifications not to. Some examples of journalists who will be taking Saturday off, are named in the following July 8, 2015 email from Jesse Lehrich to John Podesta which lays out how the "friendly" press helps in article scheduling to spin a given narrative:

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Jesse Lehrich <> wrote:
July 8th Nightly Press Traffic Summary


  • Peter Nicholas (WSJ) is doing a story for Friday on caucus organizing efforts and the Sanders campaign's theory that caucuses will be good for them in the same way that they were for Obama. We've pushed back with our theory of the case, including our strong organizing effort in Iowa and beyond.
  • Per CTR, Amy Chozick is working on story for this weekend about how the GOP will attack Hillary, will likely include focus group data suggesting that trustworthiness and being out-of-touch will be top targets.
  • Maggie Haberman is doing a write-through of her story on Hillary Clinton's claim that she had never been subpoenaed for tomorrow's paper which will include the statement we put out this afternoon.
  • Michael Scherer (TIME) is working on a story delving into the claim that Hillary Clinton was under no obligation to turn over 55,000 pages of emails.
  • Steven Holmes (CNN) is working on a piece with the premise that the black vote is the firewall for Hillary Clinton and Sanders is unlikely to make major inroads there.
  • Annie Linskey (Boston Globe) is writing for Friday about new fundraising hosts getting involved in this campaign, specifically females.
  • Jeremy Diamond (CNN) is doing a piece about the politics of the BDS movement. It will place heavy focus on the nuances and forces at play around Hillary Clinton's letter that was sent to presidents of major Jewish organizations condemning BDS.
  • Huffington Post is doing a piece on our treasurer Jose Villareal -- will likely focus at least partially on him sitting on the Walmart board.
  • Other outstanding stories include:
    • Ruby Cramer on our grassroots organizing
    • Anita Kumar (McClatchy) on where we have organizers and how we've spent our money during Q2
    • Mike Memoli on our email listbuilding
    • Phil Rucker on HRC talking about gun violence prevention
    • Maggie Haberman/Pat Healy on the costs of Hillary's progressive proposals
    • Annie Karni on the progression of our media strategy
    • CNN's long-form story about Hillary Clinton/Bernie Sanders' appeal to minority communities.

As usual, we will highlight any of the more notable emails.

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In a March 2014 email from John Podesta's son Gabe, a USAF Judge Advocate, wrote to his family and father John, from Afghanistan, explaining what Americans are really doing in Afghanistan and comparing his workplace to the fashion show ‘Project Runway’.

As he sayd, "when I learned that I was deploying to support a contracting command, I figured I would learn about the Afghan economy. What I hadn't figured was that those lessons would have nothing to do with my official duties. When I stepped off the helo pad at Camp Phoenix and into my office for the first time I was immediately introduced to GS-15 DoD employee. She asked me how many "cartouches"I wished to purchase. A cartouche, I learned, is a cheap pendant necklace engraved on one side with an English name and on the other with the same name in Dari (or so they claim; it may well say Go Home American Swine for all any of us know). I initially demurred but eventually relented and agreed to purchase three. Even that compromise was met with an incredulous look and a puzzled "just three?" The interaction seemed odd but I figured that I just happened to arrive as a bulk order was being placed and that purchases like this were atypical. I was wrong. My coworkers spend multiple duty hours each and every day shopping at the bazaars. They buy jewelry. They buy rugs. They buy electronics. They buy fur coats. Fur coats! Not a day goes by without someone coming into my office to show off a new purchase. My Afghanistan workplace is Project Runway and I'm Tim Gunn--I disapprove of everything around me and hope everyone will be sent home.


Yesterday a handful of them reviewed their bank statements to figure out how much they've spent since being here. Consensus was between five and ten thousand dollars. Throughout my life I've been called cheap. Throughout my life I've been called crotchety. So maybe this is just a continuation of the same but I thoroughly disapprove. Rather than speak up, however, I sit here meekly and feign agreement with the ridiculous notion that a mink fur will look resplendent at the Dyess Officers' Club in Abilene, TX when she redeploys this summer. Hope you are well. Love and miss you all. And no, I will not put in purchase orders for you. Gabe

And that's why US intervention in Afghanistan has achieved absolutely nothing.

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In a 2008 email from Tom Matttzie, founder of Ethical Electric, and former staffer of the DNC, he explains that George Soros was a key force behind the 2008 electoral ad campaign:

Michael Vachon had me come up to New York today to sit with George Soros and show him our ads. He liked them...a lot. And he REALLY liked McSame. I thought I'd be skewered for name puns but he thought it was sticky. Since he is a right-wing punching bag he just wanted to make sure he was OK with anything he was accused of funding


* * *

In an August 2015 email, Clinton Global Initiative Deputy Director Ed Hughes sent an email to Ami tabh Desai, Director of Foreign Policy at the Clinton Foundation, in which he suggests that the Foundation has become a "doormat to the Jordanians":

I'm all seriousness, I really want to know how you think you are serving President Clinton's interests by serving as a doormat to the Jordanians? How is his legacy enhanced by that? It's not our job to be rubber stamps.

* * *

In a July 2015 email from Andy Spahn, founder and president of Andy Spahn & Associates who raises money from megadonors Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen for Democratic candidates, writes to Clinton staffer Robby Mook to tell him that he "had breakfast with Haim [Saban] this am. Talked with him about importance of Latino VR and Univision. Urged him to take the lead the way Murdoch has with his media outlets. Haim seemed intrigued. Worth pursuing."   To this Mook responds that he is working with La Raza on just that: 'Love it. We are at La Raza week after next and plan a ramp up planned. Should be lots to cover." 

* * *

It increasingly looks like the weakest link for the Clinton Foundation - and Bill and Hillary - is Teneo's Doug Band, who resigned from the Clinton Foundation in April 2015 as he continued to accuse the Clintons of illicit affairs at the foundation. As the following March 2015 email reveals, just before Band left the foundation, Neera Tander and John Podesta were worried that Doug Band was going to "sing" about the "real HRC scandal"

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whatamaroon's picture

Somewhere there is a piece ripping a new ass for obamas ISIS failure, gotta go shower

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) whatamaroon Oct 22, 2016 8:14 AM

ISIS wasn't a failure, it was a smashing success for Obama.


Escrava Isaura's picture

Also, I was told that Reagan invited Islamic fighters to the White House and held them in high regard. 


beemasters's picture

If by now Hillary supporters are still in denial and blindly supporting the criminal, I truly doubt any further email release will make any difference. Even Oprah Winfrey has urged her zombified/hypnotized followers to blindly vote Hillary even if they don't like her. Nothing illustrates mad/clueless-ness personified better.

fleur de lis's picture

Agree 100% that the Hillbots don't care about her crimes.

Her supporters are all resentful of one personal thing or another.

They are primariy emotional voters.

Each one has a chip on the shoulder a mile high.

She figured out how to make use of that to get what she wants but does not have to deliver.

All she has to do is act like the Mommy or Nanny and say soothing things to them and they gladly vote for Killary, believing that they will get candy.

The Democratic party should get rid of the donkey mascot and use a big pacifier instead.







NEOCON1's picture

Big black dildo is more apt...

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Bill Clinton could rape a schoolgirl........LIVE........and they would still love Hillary!


Hillary could start dating Kathy O'Brien......again......and they would say, how trendy!

Joe Davola's picture

Hey, isn't that on pornhub - or so I heard.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Podesta : happy to fire someone over the leaks whether they did it or not.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Illegal compensation of Center for American Progress (CAP) board member:

Whoa Dammit's picture

"This is great". Reaction to black guy getting shot to death since they can use it for anti-gun story.

Whoa Dammit's picture

EOE doesn't matter in the Obama administration--if the candidates are too white or too male, they don't like it.

Clara Tardis's picture

Hope a new verb like "okeefed" seeps into the alt-media--infiltrate everything--show the country the depth of this corrupt land once called usa.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Clara Tardis Oct 22, 2016 3:51 PM

Why have we not heard more about the Podesta email where he said he knows Hilllary hates regular Americans?  It seems that would be most important statement of all the releases - so where is the news coverage?  I don't even see any more about it on Drudge!


nightshiftsucks's picture

I believe O'Brein,did yo see the video where she was having an exam and they cut into her by her clit ? I think it's on youtube.

847328_3527's picture

Reading Podesta's sons letter makes me sick, but it expalins why alot, and I mean alot of people don't give a flying crap about veterans anymore, esp the recent ones.

It may also explain why a disciplined foerign army with soliders with an IQ above 75 might be victorious in the next close-up battle..which may occur of the Chinese or Russians jam our drones.

y3maxx's picture

HRC is the most corrupt SoS & Presidential candidate in the history of the USA.


WillyGroper's picture

look you two...all she wants to do is keep toddlers from getting ahold of a firearm.

where's the beef?

uh, pork?

Escrava Isaura's picture

Your post can’t be taken seriously by any visitor in Zero Hedge because it is garbage.

But you’re not alone, if that makes you feel better.


nmewn's picture

Funny, I've heard the same thing about King Manuel I of Portugal ;-)

NEOCON1's picture

Northern Alliance Mujahadin...get your facts straight faggot.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Get “your” facts straight?

Good idea.

The Afghan Northern Alliance, officially known as the United Islamic Front……. The Northern Alliance received support from Iran, Russia, Turkey…….. After the US-led invasion and establishment of the Karzai administration in late 2001, the Northern Alliance broke apart and different political parties were formed.


TheReplacement's picture

2001, was that Reagan's 3rd or 4th year in office?


Bay of Pigs's picture

I was wondering the same as Reagan left office in Jan. 1989.

Nemontel's picture

Which was a massive mistake, Islam should never be treated without caution.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Don’t be lazy.

Summarize your point before placing any link.


Chuck Walla's picture

I was told that Reagan invited Islamic fighters to the White House and held them in high regard

As does Obama, because he CAIRS about his friends. And Americans are not his friends.


CuttingEdge's picture

You asked for miracles, Theo...

Probably not, but

has got ISIS and electoral registering. Plenty of gems:

Does she really want to co-own the Obama-Clinton ISIS strategy? She will never state what I believe we need to do---at least 20,000 ground troops with 3,000 American and at least 10,000 from Sunni Muslim nations--- because she is consumed with keeping Obama's goodwill and afraid of liberal backlash. But at the least she should not be branding and infecting herself with Obama's policy towards Syria and ISIS by offering such high and direct praise for it. If she believes there will not be any more terror attacks between now and November 2016 it is the right strategy. If I am right, and there will be more terror attacks in America before the election, this strategy could be a death ray to her candidacy in a general election.


I suspect her negative trust ratings are locked in through election day. If there is a Trump ISIS video the campaign release it. If not, her untrustworthy numbers will remain further locked at high levels. These trust problems are self-induced and keep occurring.

The best single move to elect her would be a massive voter registration and organization drive. Expand the electorate so more voters will vote so her low trust ratings generally will have less pro rated impact, and the number of higher trust voters will be newly registered. Most of the consultants will oppose this because they do not get paid for registering voters to elect candidates, they get paid for other things such as television ads whether those ads are effective or not.

Kina's picture

No worries.

All this and the other emails will form part of evidence in the Supreme court for when Trump challenges the election result as being fraudulently manipulated.

CuttingEdge's picture

Thought for the day:

Anyone involved in compromising email communication with John Podesta since '07 is politically fuckydoodaa (except HRC, of course).

And I would hazard a guess, as he knows what's coming, Podesta himself is probably making arrangements for a bunker somewhere...

...possibly Epstein's island? Where at least he gets to see WJC occasionally?

stocker84's picture

Wikileaks is flooding itself out of relevancy.

When and if it finally revealed something damning the media cannot ignore about Hillary, nobody will care.


Lorca&#039;s Novena's picture

Relying on the "media"

Get a load of this Goy




(((no offense)))

J S Bach's picture

So what was the deal with the police invasion of the Ecuadoran Embassy yesterday?  It obviously didn't stem the flow of emails. I wish they'd dump them all so we can siphon as much dirt as possible about the witch before the election.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) J S Bach Oct 22, 2016 8:16 AM

I don't know but my thought is this:

They can't risk the deadmans switch being flipped, not before the election.

maybe ever, because they have already lost the peoples consent to be ruled.

fleur de lis's picture

Agree that our "leaders" have long since lost the right to rule us.

They have been treating us like walking talking ATM machines since December 1913 and have only become more parasitic.

They are holding onto power by ripping us off via the evil twins Fed/IRS and non stop lying from their media concubines telling whaat to think.

And instead of allowing us to develop into a funtional and prosperous society they plan everything around their personal vices using us to make their dreams/our nightmares come true.

They use law enforcement to protect their crimes.

They use our military to trash and loot foreign nations and create enemies we never had.

They don't even have the decency to take care of vets and their families.

None of their wretched spawn serve in the wars they ignite for fun and games.

They use the IRS to loot us and fund foreign wars that have nothing to do with us and everything to do with their greed and theft.

They use their media concubines to promote their chronic lies and keep us conditioned into thinking that they have our best interests in mind.

They arm serial killers at the CIA to murder anyone without question.

The whole city of DC should be walled off and flooded for rats.





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STP's picture

And let's not forget, they track every fucking move we make, every thing we buy and every digital output that we produce.  They have cameras at every major intersection in many US cities.  Also, here in the US, they're replacing the ATM debit cards that used to be a simple swipe, with a 'chip' card, that takes twice as long to transact.  I suspect that they are downloading, what you buy, directly to a database.  And they call it 'Freedom'!

sleigher's picture

Did they ever go in?  

Never One Roach's picture

Clintoin Corruption never sleeps.

Lumberjack's picture

James Okeefe is about to go scorched earth on Hillz


James O'Keefe


 16h Anything happens to me, there's a deadman's switch on Part III, which will be released Monday. 

 James O'Keefe retweeted  Joe Biggs


 17h Just Spoke With Project Veritas. They Said the next Videos to be released are NUCLEAR. It will pull the last pillar down on a corrupt house.    


  James O'Keefe retweeted The Politic Manager


16h BREAKING : Investigative Reporter James O’Keefe Files Suit Against Hillary and The DNC  

WorkingFool's picture

Just like the LA riots, there are no police or national guard coming to help.  Where are the congressional investigations? FBI? DOJ? And just like the Koreans in South Central LA they organized, armed and protected themselves, their families and their property. The collectivists are just rioters and looters turning city after city into a bombed out shit hole. If you think taxes are high now just wait. Live with people you share values with. Form networks you can trust. Arm yourself and your loved ones.  

karzai_luver's picture

Warbands in other words.

In a way it is what they want - to break into smaller and smaller groups to pick off , BUT at the other extreme too many small groups and you can't pick them all off at once.

Look at the ME or certain groups in Chi-town , that is the goal and the fear.


Amazing that.



SirBarksAlot's picture

Leave the man some bargaining chips for some leverage.

nmewn's picture

"That was pouring like an avalanche, coming down the mountain" ;-)

G-R-U-N-T's picture

Is Assange saving the best for last?

nathan1234's picture

Without doubt.

The coup de grace will be applied approx. a week before the elections.

Public memory is often short. And so close to election day is certain.


But of course we can have war around that time .