Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wanted her campaign chairman John Podesta to publicly discredit Rep. Trey Gowdy before he went on national television to discuss her deleted e-mails, according to an e-mail leaked Thursday through WikiLeaks.
Jennifer Palmieri, director of communications for the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, wrote an e-mail to staff where she says, “HRC asked me what offense we could do today to set up Gowdy for Face The Nation tomorrow.”
Palmieri tells the staff that she thinks the “best option would be a statement from Podesta doing some offense on how this latest obsession on Sid emails is absurd, further evidence this is partisan effort.”
“HRC was hoping for a video,” she writes.
She thinks it is not possible on such a short notice, but that a video featuring Podesta would be incredibly helpful, “when we have more email news to face that could put all this in context.”
“In the meantime, Nick is drafting a statement that we will share with all of you. So be on the lookout for that,” she concludes.
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