The latest batch of emails published by WikiLeaks revealed that Hillary Clinton was not “perfect in her head,” one week after announcing her 2016 presidential candidacy.
Clinton officially kicked off her campaign on April 12, 2015.
However, an April 21, 2015 email chain between Huma Abedin, John Podesta, Jim Margolis, Jennifer Palmieri, Joel Benenson, Robby Mook and various other Clinton staffers shows the campaign worrying about a television hit the former secretary of state would be doing.
Mook and Margolis agreed that Clinton should “do the hit” in question, but cautioned Clinton not to “go deep into” tying Jeb Bush to potential campaign finance violations involving super PACS.
“If she feels need to address Jeb q directly – would suggest the pivot of ‘I will leave commentating on campaign tactics to others, but I am very concerned about the dark money in politics and have to get rid of it once and for all,” added Palmieri.
“Stronger than ‘I am very concerned’,” suggested Benenson. “I will leave commenting on campaign tactics to others. What I have made absolutely clear is that corporate money and secret money have no place in our democracy and whoul should get rid of it once and for all.”
“She’s going to stick to notes a little closer this am,” Abedin said in the final response on the chain. “Still not perfect in her head.”