A Real Life "House of Cards" - The Most Striking WikiLeaks Revelations From The "Podesta Files"

They say that "life imitates art"...or is it the other way around...the lines are getting so blurred.  In any event, we thought we would take this opportunity to highlight some of the most startling discoveries we found so far in Doug Stamper's...sorry, John Podesta's emails.  You have to admit there are some similarities there and they even have the same position...hopefully the Clinton Foundation is receiving royalties from HBO...



Yesterday we pointed out the many amazing one-liners offered up by Hillary as she was out collecting millions of dollars for her "Wall Street speeches."  Here is an expanded sample:

Hillary Clinton: “I'm Kind Of Far Removed” From The Struggles Of The Middle Class “Because The Life I've Lived And The Economic, You Know, Fortunes That My Husband And I Now Enjoy.” “And I am not taking a position on any policy, but I do think there is a growing sense of anxiety and even anger in the country over the feeling that the game is rigged.  And I never had that feeling when I was growing up.  Never. I mean, were there really rich people, of course there were.  My father loved to complain about big business and big government, but we had a solid middle class upbringing.  We had good public schools.  We had accessible health care.  We had our little, you know, one-family house that, you know, he saved up his money, didn't believe in mortgages.  So I lived that.  And now, obviously, I'm kind of far removed because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven't forgotten it.”  [Hillary Clinton Remarks at Goldman-Black Rock, 2/4/14]


Hillary Clinton Said There Was “A Bias Against People Who Have Led Successful And/Or Complicated Lives,” Citing The Need To Divese Of Assets, Positions, And Stocks.   “SECRETARY CLINTON:  Yeah.  Well, you know what Bob Rubin said about that.  He said, you know, when he came to Washington, he had a fortune.  And when he left Washington, he had a small --              MR. BLANKFEIN:  That’s how you have a small fortune, is you go to Washington. SECRETARY CLINTON:  You go to Washington.  Right.              But, you know, part of the problem with the political situation, too, is that there is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives.  You know, the divestment of assets, the stripping of all kinds of positions, the sale of stocks.  It just becomes very onerous and unnecessary.” [Goldman Sachs Builders And Innovators Summit, 10/29/13]


Hillary Clinton Noted President Clinton Had Spoken At The Same Goldman Summit Last Year, And Blankfein Joked “He Increased Our Budget.” “SECRETARY CLINTON:  Well, first, thanks for having me here and giving me a chance to know a little bit more about the builders and the innovators who you’ve gathered.  Some of you might have been here last year, and my husband was, I guess, in this very same position.  And he came back and was just thrilled by— MR. BLANKFEIN:  He increased our budget.              SECRETARY CLINTON:  Did he? MR. BLANKFEIN:  Yes.  That’s why we --              SECRETARY CLINTON:  Good.  I think he—I think he encouraged you to grow it a little, too.  But it really was a tremendous experience for him, so I’ve been looking forward to it and hope we have a chance to talk about a lot of things.” [Goldman Sachs Builders And Innovators Summit, 10/29/13]


Clinton Said When She Got To State, Employees “Were Not Mostly Permitted To Have Handheld Devices.”  “You know, when Colin Powell showed up as Secretary of State in 2001, most State Department employees still didn't even have computers on their desks. When I got there they were not mostly permitted to have handheld devices. I mean, so you're thinking how do we operate in this new environment dominated by technology, globalizing forces? We have to change, and I can't expect people to change if I don't try to model it and lead it.”  [Clinton Speech For General Electric’s Global Leadership Meeting – Boca Raton, FL, 1/6/14]


Clinton Joked It’s “Risky” For Her To Speak To A Group Committed To Futures Markets  Given Her Past Whitewater Scandal.  “Now, it's always a little bit risky for me to come speak to a group that is committed to the futures markets because -- there's a few knowing laughs -- many years ago, I actually traded in the futures markets. I mean, this was so long ago, it was before computers were invented, I think. And I worked with a group of like-minded friends and associates who traded in pork bellies and cotton and other such things, and I did pretty well. I invested about a thousand dollars and traded up to about a hundred thousand. And then my daughter was born, and I just didn't think I had enough time or mental space to figure out anything having to do with trading other than trading time with my daughter for time with the rest of my life. So I got out, and I thought that would be the end of it.” [Remarks to CME Group, 11/18/13]


Hillary Clinton Said Jordan Was Threatened Because “They Can’t Possibly Vet All Those Refugees So They Don’t Know If, You Know, Jihadists Are Coming In Along With Legitimate Refugees.”  “So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism and particularly with Syria which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”  [Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago Vanguard Luncheon, 10/28/13]


Hillary Clinton Said The Saudis Opposed The Muslim Brotherhood, “Which Is Kind Of Ironic Since The Saudis Have Exported More Extreme Ideology Than Any Other Place On Earth Over The Course Of The Last 30 Years.” “And they are getting a lot of help from the Saudis to the Emiratis—to go back to our original discussion—because the Saudis and the Emiratis see the Muslim Brotherhood as threatening to them, which is kind of ironic since the Saudis have exported more extreme ideology than any other place on earth over the course of the last 30 years.” [2014 Jewish United Fund Advance & Major Gifts Dinner, 10/28/13]


Hillary Clinton Said Her Dream Is A Hemispheric Common Market, With Open Trade And Open Markets.  “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28]

Meanwhile, there are plenty of other great email exchanges as well.

The following exchange comes from the President of the Soros-funded "Open Society Foundation" (we previously wrote about the society's plan to "Enlarge electorate by at least 10 million voters" here) who offers some advice on "police reform."  The email points Podesta to an article previously written by the Open Society Foundation, ironically titled "Get the Politics Out of Policing."  Surprisingly, Stone points out that the problem isn't a lack of independence by police but by politicians:

The problem is not a lack of independence just from the police, but independence from city politics. Since 2007, Chicago has had an agency separate from the police to investigate officer-involved shootings, but the “independent” agency (the Independent Police Review Authority, or IPRA) is still under the mayor, and generally retreats from any investigation that might lead to criminal charges. Until we get investigations of cases like this out of the hands of politicians, even the best policies a police chief can impose won’t change the culture.

Well that seemed to backfire. To summarize, Stone says don't do exactly what the FBI did in its investigation of Hillary's email scandal. 


Police Reform


Here is a fairly racist email asserting that "Jews*, Hindus/Sikhs and Chinese people" are "almost always highly successful" while "Muslims, blacks and Roma" are "professional never-do-wells" and "fare badly almost irrespective of circumstances."



The following email from Clinton press secretary, Brian Fallon, points out more collusion with the press ("Today Show has indicated they definitely plan to ask about guns") and Hillary's support for an "executive order" to close the "gun show loophole" and "impose manufacturer liability."

Gun Control


The following "Sanders Hits" email chain points out a specific request from Hillary to do a "deeper dive" on "hits that could either by written or deployed during the next debate on Sanders."

Sanders Hits


But, Ron Klain, former "Ebola Czar", quickly points out that they didn't really have anything material on Sanders, saying "that seems like a weak hit."  You don't get elevated to a powerful position like "Ebola Czar" without being able to quickly cut through the BS.

Sanders Hits


Of course, Podesta attempted to raise doubts over the veracity of the Wilileaks emails saying that he doesn't "have time to figure out which docs are real and which are faked" and that he's not happy about "being hacked by the Russians in their quest to throw the election to Donald Trump." 


While it's a nice try, something tells us that Podesta would find the time to figure out which emails "are real and which are faked" if, in fact, any of them were fake.