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Hillary Campaign Launch Features Staffer That Said ‘F U Republicans’

A top Hillary Clinton campaign official addressed potential volunteers at Clinton’s Roosevelt Island campaign launch event Saturday, despite his verifiable hatred of Republicans and membership in an anti-GOP “mafia.”

Marlon Marshall, director of political engagement for the Clinton campaign, spoke at the rally where he discussed volunteer sign up numbers and pro-Hillary house parties underway in key early states. Marshall previously served as President Obama’s deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, a baldly political agency overseen by senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Despite Marshall’s prominent role in the Clinton campaign, his history makes clear his angry, partisan sentiments.

“F U Republicans. Mafia till I die,” Marshall wrote in an email on a private listserv for “The Mook Mafia,” a group of Clinton-world operatives led by 2008 Clinton staffer Robby Mook, who was gunning to be campaign manager for Hillary’s 2016 bid. Mook, a close friend of Marshall, still got the campaign manager gig after his secret emails were leaked. And Marshall’s “F U” to Republicans didn’t stop him from finding employment with Hillary 2016.

Former figure skater and Clinton supporter Michelle Kwan tweeted out a photo of Marshall’s kickoff speech at Clinton’s Roosevelt Island rally.

The Clinton campaign seems to be operating in line with Marshall’s feelings already. Three Republican National Committee staffers were followed and nearly ejected from the Roosevelt Island event until they switched their anti-Hillary T-shirts inside out.

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