Left-wing opinion writer Brent Budowski told Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that Clinton lies “candidly.”
According to a March 13, 2016 e-mail, included in Wikileaks’ latest dump of Podesta’s online communications, Budowski told him that Clinton should cease her attacks on her Democratic primary challenger Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Assuming that Clinton would be the nominee, Budowski first introduced an idea to have Sanders, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio “create the equivalent of a People’s PAC to raise huge amounts of money from small donors—after the convention—to support electing liberals at all levels….including but far beyond Hillary…”
Budowski continued in his e-mail, “Beyond this Hillary should stop attacking Bernie, especially when she says things that are untrue, which candidly she often does. I am one of the people with credibility to suggest Bernie people support her in November, and she and Benenson and others have no idea of the damage she does to herself with these attacks, which she does not gain by making.”
Since the primary, Clinton has struggled with being thought of as untrustworthy. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence hit Clinton with the issue during his debate with her running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.
“There’s a reason why people question the trustworthiness of Hillary Clinton,” Pence said, “and that’s because they’re paying attention.”