They should “shut the hell up about this,” Podesta told
A new Wikileaks email dump released today reveals that some Hillary campaign insiders are petrified that Bill Clinton’s sordid sexual past could severely damage Hillary’s chances.
The revelation is of particular note because it dovetails with Donald Trump holding a press conference yesterday before the debate with three of Bill Clinton’s sexual abuse victims.
The email, which is marked “confidential,” was sent to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta by prominent left-wing journalist Brent Budowsky. It includes details of Budowsky’s exchange “with someone in the media,” who told him that, “there are people close to the Clintons who says WJC’s (William Jefferson Clinton) sex life could be damaging to her.”
Although Budowsky stresses his view that the more Bill Clinton the better for Hillary, he adds that, “there were people purportedly close to the Clintons pushing the line that the less WJC the better.”
“Whoever is peddling this crap from somewhere within the Clinton camp is having the effect of encouraging the media to give the issue more prominence,” complains Budowsky.
“They are hurting both Clintons. I always stay out of intra-staff stuff like this, both Clinton’s would be well advised to advise the people in their orbit to shut the hell up about this,” he concludes.
In an unprecedented move, Donald Trump tricked the media yesterday by holding a press conference before the debate, only to be joined by three of Bill Clinton’s alleged rape victims – Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey, as well as Kathy Shelton, who accuses Hillary Clinton of helping her rapist get away with the crime and then laughing about it on tape.
The new batch of Podesta emails released by Wikileaks can be found here.