Elections

Leaked Emails Show Clinton Staffers Struggling To Handle Bill’s Women ‘Issues’

Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

Newly leaked emails show Hillary Clinton campaign staffers struggling over how to best handle “issues” regarding Bill Clinton’s treatment of women.

The emails, from January 2016, show Clinton adviser (and former Joe Biden aide) Ron Klain suggesting the campaign go over with Hillary certain “political questions, which now seem to be really owning the coverage.”

Of the seven questions, the last four cover the subject of Bill Clinton’s treatment of women, and are part of a sub-category titled, “WJC Issues.”

“Is his conduct relevant to your campaign?” reads the first question about Bill’s “issues.”

“You said every woman should be believed. Why not the women who accused him?” reads the second.

(WikiLeaks)

(WikiLeaks)

The third Bill Clinton question asks if Hillary will “apologize to the women who were wrongly smeared by your husband and his allies?” (RELATED: Clinton Staffers Scramble After Report Of Bill’s New Mistress)

The fourth: “How is what Bill Clinton did different from what Bill Cosby did?”

The other three questions cover Hillary’s emails, her struggles in the polls and whether voters can trust her.

“We should agree on the list of questions, and agree on when/how we are prepping these,” Klain wrote.

Longtime Clinton aide Jake Sullivan shot back an email, saying “I think we should go through 1-3 [the questions not having to do with Bill’s “issues] tomorrow.”

“John, how to handle [Bill’s issues]?” Sullivan asked Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.

The emails, which were stolen from Podesta’s personal email account, were published Thursday by WikiLeaks. The Clinton campaign has accused WikiLeaks of acting as a front for Russian hackers.

Previously leaked Podesta emails show Clinton staffers flagging articles about Bill’s women issues.

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