Leaked campaign emails show ‘moderate’ side of Clinton


WikiLeaks published on Friday over 2,000 of what it describes as emails hacked from an account belonging to John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, in the first of a string of file dumps promised by WikiLeaks’ founder in the weeks leading up the November 4 elections.

The transparency group Wikileaks published the document as part of what it says is a tranche of emails from John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman.

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Yet despite the vast financial riches that she and her husband, Bill, began reaping once he left the presidency in 2001, Clinton even seemed to suggest that they face the same struggles with debt and college costs that many American households do. “And if there are issues, if there’s wrongdoing, people have to be held accountable and we have to try to deter future bad behavior, because the public trust is at the core of both a free market economy and a democracy”.

“We should extend the rules passed in Dodd-Frank on Wall Street in crisis and strengthen them both for the big banks and the shadow banking system”, Clinton said in a speech in North Carolina this summer. That statement is at odds with what she’s said along the campaign trail regarding trade, particularly regarding her opposition to the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“Well, you could ask her“, Tapper replied.

Podesta tweeted about the leak, saying that he was furious to be “hacked by the Russians in their quest to throw the election to Donald Trump” and that with the huge amount of content that was released, he didn’t have time to see what was real and what was fake.

In addition to her Republican critics, she has been attacked by Bernie Sanders, her Democratic rival turned ally. Clinton made a lot of money on these speeches, and it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to suggest that Clinton is influenced more by the people on Wall Street than the voters and middle-class Americans that she needs in order to win the election.

Host Chris Wallace later pressed Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, whose emails were hacked, ultimately revealing the transcripts.

Clinton goes on to appears to question the importance of the divestment of assets that financial executives often undertake to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest when they enter government service.

Carrk worked for Clinton during her 2008 campaign and later led rapid response research at the Democratic National Committee. “I’m also starting to worry that if this story gets out, we are screwed”.

But Clinton’s private comments, now public, aren’t going away. Equally damaging is Mrs. Clinton’s call for “open borders” one day from Canada to Chile, a charge Mr. Trump has repeatedly leveled at her and which she has repeatedly denied. “I don’t think we can dig into documents dumped by WikiLeaks and just assume they’re all accurate and true”, he said Sunday on CNN.

“She’s put forward the most aggressive Wall Street plan of any candidate, really”.

PODESTA: And I think when you look at what she said about immigration, she’s for comprehensive immigration reform that takes people out of the shadows, emphasizes family unity, but also has – modernizes our border security.

Throughout her campaign, Clinton has refused to release the transcripts of the speeches for which she has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars, given to Goldman Sachs and other banks and corporations.

“I don’t read these as being a special salvo to supporters and donors”, says Robin Kolodny, a political science professor at Temple University. “You just have to sort of figure out how to – getting back to that word, “balance” – how to balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that’s not just a comment about today“. During the first general election debate, Clinton said she supports “smart and fair trade”.

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