As part of the latest edition of Wikileaks Podesta emails, we find an interest tidbit contained in a July 25, 2015 email from Clinton aide Neera Tanden to Campaign Chairman John Podesta, in which the two discuss recent CNN polling which shows Bernie Sanders catching up to Hillary:
I'm doing jake tapper and they have a national poll coming out. They wouldn't tell me results but if I had to guess it - discerning from our prep call -will show Bernie doing pretty well w Hillary and doing as well against Jeb or close to it.
To which Podesta replies "can you imagine what the Republicans would do to him if he were the nominee?"leading to Tanden saying "Well, let's see what the poll actually says. Let's hope the Democratic party is not suicidal"
However the curious part is revealed in Tanden's follow up, in which she again blasts Hillary's decision to have a private server as follows:
Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered?
We agree with her parting thoughts: "Like whole thing is fucking insane" especially since we now know that not only was it Hillary was told Hillary she can use a private email, but also Hillary who told Hillary to delete half of the emails contained on it.
The irony is that Clinton has repeatedly accused former Secretary of State Colin Powell of suggesting she use a private email, like he did, while serving as the U.S.’s top diplomat. Clinton also said she used a private email server for “convenience” and it was done in accordance with State Department guidelines. Though, she did say it was a “mistake” for her to use a private server. Powell criticized Clinton for trying to bring him into the email issue. “Sad thing,” Powell wrote to a friend in a hacked email. “HRC could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done and not tie me to it.”
“I told her staff three times not to try that gambit. I had to throw a mini tantrum at a Hampton’s party to get their attention. She keeps tripping into these ‘character’ minefields,” Powell wrote.