In the latest batch of Clinton insider emails released by Wikileaks, a top advisor urged campaign chairman John Podesta to have the candidate beat up a staffer to make her more pleasant.
The email came from Neera Tanden, and was sent the day before Clinton sat down with Andrea Mitchell in 2015 to discuss her private server. Tanden is the President of Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington, DC.
The subject of the email was “Ahead of Andrea – unsolicited advice.”
“Have her beat the shit out of a punch doll (or maybe a staffer)…so she
would be warm and charming in the interview,” Tanden suggested.
“During the height of the primaries when she was doing morning show after
morning show she would be relatively unpleasant. But then she actually did
a good job on the shows.”
In another email, also released by Wikileaks, Tanden gave Podesta some advice on how to help make Clinton “sound like a human,” and admitted that the candidate often says that she won’t do something — but does it anyways.
“I read what she said today. She’s actually moving. It seems to me that if directly asked whether it was a mistake she may actually say it was. She often says she absolutely won’t do something and then does it. Not always but often,” Tanden said. “I would advise to stay at her and schedule multiple interviews soon! Lock her in. Eventually she will sound like a human.”
Sticking with the general theme of there being zero accountability for Clinton herself, and always someone else to blame, in another email, Tanden suggested that whoever told the former Secretary of State that she could have a private server should be drawn and quartered.
“Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered?” Tanden asked.
“Like whole thing is fucking insane,” she continued.
An email Tanden sent Podesta in February, 2015, admitted that she thinks the Clintons have “the worst judgement” sometimes.
“Sometimes HRC/WJC have the worst judgement.”
Many Americans on both sides of the aisle can certainly agree with that statement.