CNN Conspired with DNC to Influence Elections

CNN Conspired with DNC to Influence Elections

An email from June 2015 between members of Clinton’s campaign team reveals staff plans to leak a memo to CNN before the rest of the press.

“Unless I hear otherwise, we’ll send to our friends and allies list at noon and Jesse will get it leaked to Dan Merica at CNN. We will then give it to anyone who asks,” Deputy Communications Director for Hillary for America, Christina Reynolds writes.

The memo in question gives a summary of the campaign’s perceived progress at that point and outlines strategy and expectations for campaign volunteers for “the coming months”.

‘Dump all those emails’

“We are going to have to dump all those emails,” Podesta tells Clinton aide Cheryl Mills in an email dated March 2, 2015, a week before Clinton addressed the email scandal at a press conference, claiming there was no classified material sent via the private server.

It’s not clear which emails Podesta is referring to in the thread, but Podesta tells Mills: “better to do so sooner than later”.

Mills replies: “Think you just got your new nick name.”

“There is something to be said for the power of torture,” Clinton aide Neera Tanden tells Podesta in a July 2015 email showing her frustration over Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Tanden had previously told Podesta that whoever told Clinton she could use the server should be “drawn and quartered”.

Podesta is told “Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp” in an email advising him of tactics for dealing with Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.

The mail from campaign consultant titled ‘Friendly advice. No mercy’ was sent in February 2016, and tells Podesta to “Crush him as hard as you can.”

In an email exchange from June 30, 2015, alleged journalist Brent Budowsky of The Hill contacted Podesta regarding a piece he wrote which he describes as being “positive” and “carefully written” to aid Clinton’s campaign.

“John, I have only 1 mention of HRC, positive, carefully written, and designed to give her some cover with liberals,” Budowsky writes.

A November 2008 email from Federico Peña, who was on the Obama-Biden transition team, called for a “Latino media person” to be added to the list of staff to appeal to Latino voters. Federico de Jesus or Vince Casillas are seen as ideal candidates, both of whom were working in the Chicago operations.

“More importantly, it would helpful (sic) to Barack to do pro-active outreach to Latino media across the country to get our positive message out before people start spreading negative rumors,” Peña writes.

The Facts Get Worse for Clinton

Clinton’s description of herself as a moderate Democrat at a September 2015 event in Ohio causes some uproar amongst her team. In a mail from adviser Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, to Podesta in the days following the comment she asks why she said this.

“I pushed her on this on Sunday night. She claims she didn’t remember saying it. Not sure I believe her,” Podesta replies. Tanden insists that the comment has made her job more difficult after “telling every reporter I know she’s actually progressive”.

“It worries me more that she doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in at the moment,” she adds.

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