What 33,000 pages of leaked emails teach us about Hillary Clinton

What 33,000 pages of leaked emails teach us about Hillary Clinton

In October 2016, Wikileaks released over 33,000
pages of emails from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair. The Clinton campaign has refused to authenticate
individual emails provided by wikileaks, instead, saying correctly that the Russian government
appears to be behind the attack. There are no bombshells in these emails. If you were planning on voting for Hillary
Clinton, you’re probably still going to do so, and if you weren’t planning on voting
for Clinton, you probably won’t. That said, I think these emails will be really
concerning to a lot of liberals who fear and have already feared that Clinton is too close
to bankers on Wall Street. Sanders: Our job is to take on Wall Street,
not to take their money Bash: Secretary Clinton, the question was
about the transcripts of the speeches to Goldman Sachs. Why not release them? One of the ironies of this story is that we
know about these emails at all because the campaign itself did self-opposition research
to find what in her Goldman Sachs speeches could prove damaging should they leak. Among the stuff that’s gotten the most attention
is Clinton saying that Dodd-Frank, Obama’s signature initiative to reign in Wall Street,
was, quote, “passed for political reasons.” that doesn’t mean necessarily that her bank
regulation platform is any weaker than Donald Trump’s. It’s not, it’s much tougher. But for the left wing of the party, that sees
Clinton as already too close to a lot of these interests, this is just going to confirm those
suspicions. You can see aides in the emails, internally debating how
to make sure that her apparent tone deafness on Wall Street didn’t seep out into the
public. One example that really drives this home is
that right after the campaign launched, Bill Clinton was planning on giving a speech at
Morgan Stanley, and Clinton’s aides freaked out about this. They said this is something we shouldn’t
do and Hillary herself appeared to be okay with it. Now, again, if you are a Clinton fan, you
probably don’t think that’s a big deal, you probably think that Clinton and her husband
can march into Wall Street, say what they need to say, collect the money, and not change
their viewpoints at all. I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding. But it does speak to, I think, something that
we’ve long suspected, which is that Hillary herself doesn’t really see the political ramifications
for appearing close to Wall Street, or doesn’t care. Another piece of context that people really
should keep in mind is that if you’re going to hold Clinton herself to blame for a lot
of this stuff, you also have to find fault with Obama. Similarly, Republicans crying foul over this
is pretty rich. The Republican party has curried extensive
ties with big money donors, and for years maintained that it wasn’t influencing their
politicians. The emails also show that Clinton agreed
to go to Morocco in exchange for a $12 million donation to the Clinton Global Initiative. Now, Clinton herself wasn’t Secretary of
State at this time. There’s no reason to believe that there
was a quid pro quo in which she promised to do a government favor in exchange for something
that the Moroccan government wanted. But it does, again, add to this idea that
Clinton was more likely to meet with people who gave lots of money to her husband’s
private charity. We should be very clear, the Clinton Foundation
has done genuinely live-saving work all over the world. That said, it certainly won’t erase fears
from the left wing of the Democratic party that the reason people were giving to the
foundation was to curry favor with a potential Clinton white house. One of the interesting debates from the emails
has to do with the Cadillac Tax, which taxes luxury healthcare plans at a higher rate than
other plans. You can see from the internal debates in the
emails that the Cadillac Tax sharply divided Clinton’s team. On the one hand you had her political aides,
which were strongly urging her to back away from the Cadillac Tax in order to win the
endorsement of unions, who she needed in the Democratic primary. On the other hand, her policy aides clearly
thought that this was the right agenda, and urged her to support it. This is how all politicians operate. They take a policy position that they think
is good, and they weigh it against the political considerations. That said, getting a chance to see how that
works yourself can sometimes be an ugly sight.

Comments (34)

  1. You match the profile for a homosexual paedophile and possibly a paedovore.

  2. How much $ did the Clintons give you to spew this BS?

  3. Hillary Clinton will Start WW3..
    They plan, God has another plan!

  4. as soon as his full name was shown, I knew not to trust him, esp. with that nose.


  6. So I am assumming you are ok with what happened in Libya…..the death of forty thousamd people, the destabalisation of the whole of North Africa, the gates opening to the flood of economic refugees from Africa to Europe, and the subsequent upheaval of european cultures because of the mass migration, the theft of 30 tons of Libyan gold, the empowerment of the Jihadists and ISIL with stolen Libyan weapons?

  7. Hahahahaha now they have more dislikes than likes so I guess now they now we are not fools…

  8. I know this is a leftist site- 10,000 likes, 11,000 dislikes😂

  9. No bombshells?

  10. She broke the law, she belongs in prison. Period.

  11. vox is paid by illuminati

  12. Who cares if John Podesta wants to go out with some campaign workers and have pizza? The Podesta e-mails didn’t change a single vote. Facebook colluded with the Russians but the matter has been downgraded to extremely careless.

  13. fake news. doesn't talk about any of the real leaks.

  14. She is a rotten egg.

  15. How is that working for ya everything is being uncovered now and all you that didn't believe this guess what TRUE,TRUE,TRUE they are all traitors and criminals hope they get the justice they deserve…

  16. Hahahaa no mentaion of pedophilia, ritual abuse, mk ultra, or any other truth in this video. Vox, you did not win the million dollar question

  17. So you think Obama was a good president? he was popular but he was one of the worst ones yet! Now he is across the pond causing trouble and promoting Islam over there.

  18. NO! The Clinton's did NOT do life saving work all over the globe just ask the people who live in those countries what really happened. Very FEW people benefitted and definitly NOT the poor or disposessed.

  19. Its Actually Not "Correctly" To Be Saying The Russian Govt Was Behind It,Fix You're Google Dude.

  20. This smells of Hillary money.

  21. The Clinton Foundation has done wonderful thing for many people around the world? Not in this timeline. I'd say just the opposite.

  22. Is this kid a Clinton/DNC spokesperson ?????????

  23. Save us Russia XD

  24. Hillary did not leak information through the mail ,. It is likely that you shared your mail. If you share a mail and the mail is hacked, you can not take that responsibility. Hillary is an American traitor ,. The American Democrats weakened the US ,.

  25. It's now 2 years later, and truth about Hildaroids diabolic schemes has come out.

  26. there are "no bombshells" …….lol

  27. The emails told us that America elected the right president! We made America great again!

  28. Russia and Cambridge Analytica with their Facebook Scandal had just one agenda to severely divide American Citizens and the comment section here all the way only proves they have succeeded in it. Old tactics divide and rule. Americans today are more sharply divided than years ago. They didn’t have specific agenda to elect Trump they wanted to divide blacks, hispanics, indians, whites all ethnicities against each other. They have already sowed discontent it will take decades to mop this huge misunderstandings between people. Today i can say it has become Divided States of America or is beginning to become one.

  29. bahahaahaaahaahaahahaaaahaaaha nice spin lol

  30. 3:05 rofl outright lie! it is a fact that the Clinton's did nothing for the people, one only needs to check up on Haiti 😉

  31. This didn't age well.

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