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Wikileaks Hack Reveals Hillary Campaign Desperate for Warren Endorsement

Wikileaks Hack Reveals Hillary Campaign Desperate for Warren Endorsement

Warren gave Hillary personnel picks while the campaign fretted over Warren’s endorsement.

Emails in the Wikileaks John Podesta hack has revealed details into the relationship between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the Hillary Clinton campaign. One email shows that Warren supplied the campaign with a list of possible nominees for personnel in a Hillary administration. Other emails showed concern in the campaign about how Warren would react if Hillary didn’t support a revival of the Glass-Steagall Act.

Clinton speechwriter director Dan Schwerin sent an email to the campaign after he had a long discussion with Warren aide Dan Geldon:

He was intently focused on personnel issues, laid out a detailed case against the Bob Rubin school of Democratic policy makers, was very critical of the Obama administration’s choices, and explained at length the opposition to Antonio Weiss. We then carefully went through a list of people they do like, which EW sent over to HRC earlier.

As Politico points out, this meeting fits Warren’s agenda:

The email is a window into Warren’s “personnel is policy” push aimed at limiting Wall Street executives from getting top jobs in Washington. The Democratic Party adopted the mantra as part of its campaign platform this year.

Warren is on guard against Clinton tapping business-friendly administration officials from the Rubin wing of the party — a case that Warren has made directly to the Democratic nominee and indirectly through speeches and nomination fights.

Schwerin continued:

We have already been in touch with a number of them and I asked if he would be comfortable introducing me to the others, to which he seemed reasonably amenable. We spent less time on specific policies, because he seemed less interested in that.

He spoke repeatedly about the need to have in place people with ambition and urgency who recognize how much the middle class is hurting and are willing to challenge the financial industry.

But Geldon told Schwerin that Warren’s camp may show “some flexibility on Glass-Steagall.” This law separated “commercial and investment banking” and Warren would like to revive the law, but Hillary has not endorsed it. Previous emails showed the Clinton campaign became concerned over Warren’s candidate choice if Hillary walked away from the law:

“I am still worried that we will antagonize and activate Elizabeth Warren by opposing a new Glass Steagall,” Mandy Grunwald, a top adviser to the campaign, allegedly wrote in an email on Oct. 2, 2015. “I worry about defending the banks in the debate.”

The email expressed concern Ms. Warren and other left-leaning Democrats might throw their support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Mrs. Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination. “I worry about Elizabeth deciding to endorse Bernie,” Ms. Grunwald allegedly wrote.

President Bill Clinton repealed the Depression-era law in 1999. Warren and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have tried to bring it back, though. While Hillary hasn’t endorsed it, the Democrat Party platform changed to include a form of it:

Mrs. Clinton hasn’t endorsed reinstating the law, although this year’s Democratic Party’s platform called for an “updated and modernized version” of Glass-Steagall and breaking up too-big-to-fail banks that pose a risk to the U.S. economy. “Banks should not be able to gamble with taxpayers’ deposits or pose an undue risk to Main Street,” the platform said.


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4 Wikileaks discussions here at LI. Maybe the HRC campaign is over.

    OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to amwick. | October 13, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I hope that they are all like this. Routine politics. Warren presented her point of view because Clinton wanted her endorsement. Shocking!

    BTW, Trump did the same thing to the whole conservative electorate. He published a list of Supreme Court Justices he would consider for nomination. Do you think, for even one second, that Trump made up that list? Do you think he even knew who they were? He simply got a list from a right-wing think tank.

Typo of the year:
“…Sen. Elizabeth Warren (R-MA)…”

BUUUUUUUUUUT Trump said something mean over a decade ago!!!

    Ragspierre in reply to mailman. | October 12, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Yeah, and he bragged about committing sexual assault and getting away with it, like a privileged stinking oligarch.

    Which, of course, he thinks he is and how he has acted for decades.

      mailman in reply to Ragspierre. | October 12, 2016 at 9:32 am

      It wasn’t you was it? Its almost like you are Pavlov’s puppy dog 🙂

        Ragspierre in reply to mailman. | October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

        No. It wasn’t me. I don’t brag about committing sexual assault, nor would I dream of doing it.

        But T-rump did. Like a feral dog.

        Wooof, lapdog!

          mailman in reply to Ragspierre. | October 12, 2016 at 10:57 am

          Ah…the crime of bragging about grabbing some p7ssy! The bastard! Lucky we lock rapists and serial sex offenders up then isn’t it. Wouldn’t want people like that walking the streets would we.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 12, 2016 at 11:14 am

          You’re such a liar! But a great T-rump sucking example.

          Yes, conservatives lock up sexual predators when we can.

          You cultists will vote them into the highest office in the land.

          mailman in reply to Ragspierre. | October 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

          I know many conservatives. You sir, are no conservative.

          That’s silly, Rags is definitely a conservative. Trump, however, is not (and says he’s not).

          Don’t know the legal definition of committing sexual assault would apply, but then again I’m not a lawyer.

          “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything.” (It’s not clear who Trump was talking about.)
          “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

          His first statement she tells him no and he accepts it unlike billy bob or the kennedy/dodd sandwich guys.
          Second part of the statement he says “they let you do it. You can do anything”.
          Without some kind of complaint is it still sexual assault? Men and women in positions of power and wealth have lots of wannabe’s throw themselves at them.
          Really wish I’d been a rock star or politician with all those free women wanting any part of me.
          I did see the video of billy bob during his presidential campaign run where he tries to put his hand under an aide’s skirt.

The women with “high cheek bones” She is so special.

Another interesting case, calling for some fancy dancing between Scylla and Charybdis.

The Dems don’t want Warren any place where she can cause actual damage. To the established powers, she’s no more palatable than Bernie, Cruz or Trump. But for making noise, she’s very useful.

Any sucking-up the Dems seem to be doing to Warren will just be bait to get her to rant about something useful.

This is an old—albeit dangerous—game in American politics. The Democratic-Republicans handled Aaron Burr the same way; a useful club for whacking the Federalists, but a disaster if actually allowed into a powerful office. Of course they screwed up then, and almost got Burr as President, rather than Jefferson—a mistake they were careful to avoid afterwards.

OnlyRightDissentAllowed | October 13, 2016 at 9:04 am

If this is an example of what is left in the Wikileaks slop bag, then it is over. This is not a scandal. I am glad Clinton is communicating with the GREAT Elizabeth Warren.

Since Clinton also talks to bankers, the Democratic Party is truly the big tent that the Republicans always claimed to be.

Wikileaks – bring it on. BTW, Wiki, do you have anything on DJT walking in on teenage girls while they were changing because he ‘owned’ the pageant? Did he think he owned them? I guess it was OK, because it happened in a locker room.