The third and final debate may have come and gone, but the daily Wiki Podesta dump continues.
In the now traditional daily routine moments ago Wikileaks released yet another 3,000 emails in Part 13 of its ongoing Podesta Email dump, which brings the total number of released emails to 23,423
Previous dumps of Podesta emails have included examples of collusion between the campaign and the media, disparaging comments about Bernie Sanders and copies of speeches given to Wall Street bankers, including Goldman Sachs.
Among yesterday's most dramatic revelations were more confirmations of collusion and coordination with the media, a never before seen 2008 memo between Fed governor Tarullo and president-elect Obama discussing the AIG bailout, a shocking revelation into Bill Clinton's conflicts of interest at Teneo, and the missing link of Hillary's email deletions, confirming she had instructed the deletion of emails from the start, refuting her previous testimony.
Among the emails released in today's batch is is yet another confirmation from Teneo's Doug Band going on a bender accusing the foundation of even more conflicts of interest:
Also I signed a conflict of interest policy as a board member of cgi On it, I wrote that my wife designs bags for cgi, and loses money doing so plus donating her time And that teneo represents 4 cgi sponsors, 3 of which teneo brought to cgi .
Oddly, wjc does not have to sign such a document even though he is personally paid by 3 cgi sponsors, gets many expensive gifts from them, some that are at home etc I could add 500 different examples of things like this and while I removed lasry bc they are all on the offense, I get the sense that they are trying to put some sort of wrong doing on me after the audit as a crutch to change things and if I don't mention things like lasry where they all have issues, I may regret it.
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Here is John Podesta's wife Mary discussing Hillary's comments on "wiping the server"
I just watched the video of Hillary in Vegas last week talking about wiping the server with a cloth. It's was scarier than I expected, particularly because her hostility reminds me of how ridiculous Mom can be about technology which drives the 3 of us crazy (and i imagine other younger people have parents like that!)
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In another email John Podesta says that an excuse for having the email server at home "would fall apart under scrutiny":
"IRS was hacked. I think the State Department was hacked. Sony hacked. Banks hacked. As we try and close the Benghazi Chapter and the email drip drip. Is there ever a moment in TiMe not to Defend the decision but layout the fact....HRC servers were not hacked. Know this is s naive thought but just thinking."
To which Podesta responds: Reluctant to go there. Makes it seem like she consciously went to the home server for security reasons which would fall apart under scrutiny.
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An akward moment arises for Podesta following an email which seems to catch the Clinton campaign manager in a "speed dating" adventure:
Hi John, Hmmm so since this is my first Speed Dating experience I have no idea what one is supposed to say in a 'Hi There' / follow up email / thingy. I'm not even sure what the etiquette is, is there a polite waiting period? At any rate, I was glad to have received your details in the email as you seemed lovely! I would like to catch up again, if you'd like to. That's pretty much it. Hope you are enjoying your Saturday! Happy last week of term! Cheers Kim
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An email from Huma Abedin to Robby Mook and Podesta from January 2015 discussed Morocco donating to the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to get access to Clinton.
“Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation,” says Abedin. “If hrc was not part of it, meeting was a non-starter.”
Clinton had announced the meeting in 2014. Abedin says the meeting had been Clinton’s idea. “Our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request,” Abedin continues. “The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting.”
A politico report from April 2015 reveals Clinton had been scheduled to attend a Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and Africa Meeting in May, but that a Foundation official told Politico it was unlikely she would attend. Clinton’s State Department accused Morocco of “arbitrary arrests and corruption” in 2011. “She created this mess and she knows it,” Abedin adds.
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