Podesta Part 24: Wikileaks Releases Another 2,620 Emails; Total Is Now 39,511

Tyler Durden's picture

In the aftermath of one of the most memorable October shocks in presidential campaign history, and down the final stretch in the presidential race which has just over one week left, Wikileaks continues its ongoing broadside attack against the Clinton campaign with the relentless Podesta dump, by unveiling another 2,620 emails in the latest, Part 24 of its Podesta release, bringing the total emails released so far to exactly 39,511.

The release comes hours after Wikileaks warned that it was launching its "Phase 3" of election coverage this week..

In the latest, Sunday set, of emails Doug Band commented on Teneo's relationship with the Clinton Foundation, saying "if this story gets out, we are screwed," we learned that Google's Eric Schmidt wanted to be "head outside advisor" to the Clinton campaign, and a potential conflict of interest with the Clinton Foundation assisting El Salvador in obtaining $50 million in cash.

As usual we are parsing through the latest release and will bring readers the more notable emails.

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Among today's emails, we find a May 2015 email from Jen Palmieri to Joel Benenson of the Benenson strategy group suggests that Hillary Clinton knows everything about the Clinton Foundation donors.


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A March 2015 email from Nick Merrill confirms that she was using e-mail and not cables.

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We also find more direct involvement by Google's Eric Schmidt, when in an April 2015 email to Cheryl Mills he tells her "I have put together my thoughts on the campaign ideas and I have scheduled some meetings in the next few weeks for veterans of the campaign to tell me how to make these ideas better."

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A January 2012 email from Laura Graham to Cheryl Mills sheds some more light on the Teneo scandal: "Below see my draft. I really took a shot in the dark here and didn't know how far we should go on these issues. I remain concerned that email will be forwarded to press and so am against sending an email altogether. If we want to include the broader list of individuals going to the PO (I left a marker in the text for that) then we obviously have to meet with people before any email or staff meeting."

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A May 2013 email from Neera Tanden address to John Podesta discussing a WaPo article how a Super PAC plans to coordinated directly with the Clinton campaign leads to the following exchange:

That's fine But skirting if not violating law doesn't help her INMHO

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Looney's picture

While Tyler is parsing through the WikiLeaks' release, here’s how Huma’s Yahoo mail could’ve gotten onto her computer.

Yahoo used to allow a free Yahoo-mailbox to be synched with Outlook or any other e-mail client (application).

This way you could have all your e-mails stored in both – the Cloud (accessible with a browser from any computer, anywhere) and Outlook installed on a specific computer.

(I keep mentioning Outlook, because the FBI’s “O-Shit” release referenced it being used.)

Outlook stores everything in a single PST-file, allowing you to back it up or simply copy-and-paste it to a flash drive or an external hard drive.

In about 2006-2007, Yahoo disabled this feature for free accounts, but if users wanted it, they had to pay $10-$15 a month.

Huma could not have possibly forwarded 650,000 e-mails one at a time – Yahoo Mail’s web interface does not give you an option to select multiple e-mails and either (1) forward them, (2) save them on your computer, or (3) back them up. PERIOD!

So, the only way for her HumaAbedin@yahoo.com e-mails to get stored on any computer in the form of a PST-file was/is to have a paid-for Premium Yahoo account.

Also, PST-files tend to be quite large in size, especially if they have 650,000 e-mails in them. A PST-file cannot be attached to an e-mail and sent out – most service providers, including Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, et al, limit the size of an attachment to 10 MB. Huma’s PST-file containing that many e-mails must’ve been at least 20 GB in size.

My point is, Huma might not know how her e-mails ended-up on Weiner’s laptop, but she cannot possibly NOT know how her Outlook kept downloading e-mails every time she opened it – she kept paying for this service, for goat’s sake!

As to Weiner’s laptop, I have two theories:

1. She just gave him her “old laptop” to play with and it kept synching with Huma’s Yahoo account.

2. Weiner wanted to protect himself from Huma and the Clintons, if they ever “unfriend” him. So he just copied the PST from Huma’s computer onto a flash drive and then, onto his laptop.

Looney (sorry for the geek-trip!)   ;-)

bamawatson's picture

vast right wing conspiracy

Doc Farmer's picture

Okay, okay, I confess... it was me.

I'm also the Lindburgh baby, I shot J.R., and with apologies to Jamie Hyneman, I am the walrus (koo koo ka choo)...

gonetogalt's picture

I'm still unclear on this: Is the 'life insurance' file heading for real or is it unsubstantiated? Links, anyone?

WordSmith2013's picture

Podesta is at the center of the 3rd and 4th phases of Wikileak releases.

He will be gone soon and out of politics FOREVER!




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Joe Davola's picture

This Tanden woman seems to fancy herself a straight shooter/tough talker - wonder how tough she'd be in front of a grand jury.  Usually the biggest blowhards are the first to crack.

jefferson32's picture

Repost: Forwarding to "her personal yahoo account" seems like an awfully good way to leak the information to a third-party (Saudi or otherwise). They would just need to share her password, if the connections are discovered by an investigation at yahoo she'd have plausible deniability ("I didn't know they had my password", "I just wanted to print") and she would never have needed to deliver anything directly.

PT's picture

Nice link but I was hoping you were answering gonetogalt's question.  Any ref for the "Life Insurance" file / folder?  Or just people getting too excited?

buzzsaw99's picture

Whomever (allegedly) labeled that file "Life Insurance" knew exactly what kind of snakes the Clintons are. Everyone anywhere near them knows what they are dealing with. Therefore when those who freely choose to serve them end up dead or in prison I have zero sympathy for them. They knew the risks, and rolled the dice anyway. Fuck 'em.

Erek's picture

"Podesta Dump".

Sounds like something you do after a hard night of bad food and cheap beer.

EhKnowKneeMass's picture

I agree with everything you have said and would like to add that you still can connect to free email accounts on Yahoo, over POP3 and SMTP, using an email client such as Thunderbird, to download and/or send emails.

Edit: It seems in US and Canada, POP3 access is not free, but it is free in other countries.


Jack Offelday's picture

The only way 650,000 emails can realistically wind up on someone's personal computer is with 3rd party software.  Otherwise, emails are stored on a separate, remote server.  Allegedly, the emails were stored on Weiner's computer in a folder named "Life Insurance".  650K emails seems like an enormous number of emails to be stored locally.  Fishy.

Nunyadambizness's picture

Unless she dowloaded them through Outlook, and saved them in offline files in Outlook.  I've done this for work in the past, and have totalled up over 1.2 gig of email files.  

GoldHermit's picture

OK great - but it seems she is still responsible.  Classified info. (if there is any) on the cloud?  You've got to fucking be kidding me!

Secret Weapon's picture

I am just amazed that they were able to keep a laptop operational for 6 years. Mine usually bite the dust after 3. 

Automatic Choke's picture

why assume conspiracy when stupidity will do? actual foreign agents wouldn't have kept evidence.

Abby Normal's picture

Trump tweeted about a dozen times about Weiner being a loose cannon since 2012.   He knew Weiner had an insurance policy because Weiner bragged about it to too many people.  650,000 emails is not an accident or a hobby; it's a profession.   FBI/NSA or NYPD set up sting on Weiner and used no-knock search to surprise Weiner and seize the evidence.  Of course this might just be a cover to get the NSA docs out so they can legitimately used in court.  At this point, there's little that is unbelievable....

founthead's picture

You are assuming these 650,000 emails are all from Huma's own account! Now how many accounts do you know of that have these many emails? And stored in a folder named "Life Insurance"? IMHO, these are an entire Server dump of clintonemail<dot>com!

oncemore's picture

I am not in US, Maybe outside US Yahoo applies other rules.....

sorry you tell BS top-bottom. I do not want to downplay your research, but Yahoo until now runs IMAP protocol (downloading the stuff to your PC/NB, or optionaly POP3 protocol. POP pulls everything from server to local disk. IMPA keeps everything on the server (in the cloud).

and it is free. You need to know, to which server you have to connect, when you set up the account. And yes, there is an option to synchronize to clud and from cloud.

ALL OPTIONS, IMAP or POP3, require a password. If it requires password, it has to be be the person, who knows the password, who connects to the cloud. She is the owner of the account and hence she passed the password to Weinar, or she gave him a notebook and password was cashed in browser's local cache. Probably she did not care that time.

Depends, what she has done.

But those options are switched off by def. You have to turn it on. Means SHE KNOWS VERY WELL, how the mails came to that piece of HW.

LawsofPhysics's picture

The FBI has dropped the ball.  If they are to remain credible at all, they will be forced to act.

It's all about credibility after all;


"Full faith and credit"

Handful of Dust's picture

Another Rat has slithered out of the nest:


Eric Holder: James Comey is a good man, but he made a serious mistake



LawsofPhysics's picture

LOL!!!  Eric "do nothing" Holder?!?!

Tell me, how many people went to prison for all the fraud in 2008/2009?

Put Eric's head on a fucking pike already!

Joe Davola's picture

As with anything on MSN, it is likely written by her campaign - this time using Holder as Charlie McCarthy.

gregga777's picture

Eric "The Dick" Holder is an unqualified, incompetent, Affirmative Action scumbag PoS.

Berspankme's picture

Surprised holder took obamas dick out of his mouth long enough to talk

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

ALL people around Obola are sleaze jobs -- be they Latino, Mulatto, Muslim, White or Zio.

Being a loyal sleaze bag is a Prerequisite for the job.

Nunyadambizness's picture

There has to be something big enough to force Comey's hand--he was obviously trying to help Hitlary with his bullshit statement about no prosecutor would go after her, and now this comes out?  It's big--or, it's a distraction, but it has to be a well thought out distraction to avoid blowing up in his face.

BabaLooey's picture

This isn't a dump.

It's a non-stop sewer of shit.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Hope they or Anonymous release stuff on other Top Dogs (AG Lynch, Obama).

Better still, I really hope they use this "BREACH OF NATIONAL SECURITY" as the "JUST CAUSE" to SUSPEND HRC's SECURITY CLEARANCE.


National Security trumps partisan politics. Or it's time to get out the Federal Marshalls and arrest "Traitors in High Places".



p.s. All they have to do, is search these emails for specific security designations. E.g., Confidential, Classified, FYO.


Grumpy_nl's picture

This is how the major dutch newspaper "De Telegraaf" pays attention to all this.

They are a in huge favor of Clinton, podesta is maybe mentioned twice on that page


What is going on there?

dr_comstock's picture

It's the same thing in Finland at least, I guess it comes down to laziness. It's just so much easier for foreign newspapers to copy the point of view of mainstream American media. After all, if they were to start writing about "Clinton conspiracy theories" they would actually have to do some research of their own to find out what's really going on .. As opposed to just regurgitating. And even then they'd have to deal with a lot of criticism from readers, for rejecting the "official truth"..


gonetogalt's picture

This is why AP and Rueters exist, to filter the news between outlets. Full spectrum dominance of the narrative.

Gentle-Giant's picture

The whole Dutch media and politics is just as corrupt as in the US and prolly everywhere.

Hoping Wikileaks will have some dirt on them aswell.

I wrote the media some emails that they should be ashamed, they should be independant.

BUT who cares.... in my opinion they are preparing us for the corrupt Hillary win.

dr_comstock's picture

But also, it's just so much more expensive to do real investigative, critical journalism, that few publications outside the US would be willing to pay for it.. Plus, it is really a lot of hassle to challenge the mainstream viewpoint. It's always a risk for the perceived credibility of a newspaper for example, to write about "conspiracy theories" that don't agree with the mainstream viewpoint. Then if you happen to report one _single_ fact that isn't actually correct, you can get a lot of bad PR for it.

It's just so much safer to write about things which everyone else already "knows".

Grumpy_nl's picture

Well here would be a good source to start with.

BabaLooey's picture

It's called DENIAL

It also can be called CENSORSHIP


Just look at any comments section, as to the non-stop Clinton composting.

Take Yahoo for instance.

The comments sections are 80-90% ANTI-CLINTON - mixed in with the HillTrolls and off-the-wall IDIOTS.

Think anyone at Yahoo cares?

Fuck no. They just keep shitting it out.

Vageling's picture

"Just look at any comments section, ..."

Here's the deal. They deactivate them on these topics. No comments allowed! They don't dare. Because... And yes... Your suspicion is correct. They then have to moderate it to hell. And people will notice and share. So they shut down commenting on these articles. Besides I take this TMG N.V. with a grain of salt. Just a corp that seized an alternative site as well. So for they figure... Go there and we still make money. 

It's how they operate here. Just like ABC has ZH. 

emersonreturn's picture

please go through old comments, or some kind commentor, bring him up to speed on ZH & ABC.  

Vageling's picture

..? Well what do you think is going on genius? Telegraaf showing their colors. What... you thought they were noootraaal? 

Why even post that link? Only a handful here can even read that language. 

Anyway like always... follow the money. TMG N.V. board is filled with cronyism. The chairman has his paws in PostNL (and how well are they doing...), liquid gas company, on the board of a hospital (MC North Limburg), electronics company, etc... His focus is Corporate Governance. You don't upset your crony buddies. That's what's going on. 

Doc Farmer's picture

There'd darn well better be not only a smoking gun, but full 4K video coverage of Hillary mowing down nuns 'n' orphans in full Rambo regalia...

Handful of Dust's picture

The DNC and media are furiously trying to distract from the content of the damaging emails themselves and turn the spotlight on Comey.

chunga's picture

What a raunchy bunch of frauds they are, all of them. It's a complete disgrace.

ItsyBitsy90's picture

I would focus on the CF - - that is where the $$$ is....most likely where Soro's influence has been significant.  Emails/servers are more distracting at this point....need to focus on the $$$ ALWAYS.