Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks emails reveal Hillary Clinton’s strategy to woo ‘needy Latinos’

October 13, 2016 9:37 pm

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on October 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by AFP)

New documents posted online by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks reveal some of the inner workings and campaign strategy of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, including a policy to court “needy Latinos.”
The latest batch of WikiLeaks emails are from Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, which make up almost 2,000 emails and is the fourth batch released by WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks has announced that it will release the 50,000 emails it claims it has, every day between now and the presidential election day on November 8.
The leaks are enough to create a constant trickle of embarrassment for Clinton and give her Republican rival Donald Trump something to chew on. 
In one 2015 email entitled, “Needy Latinos,” Podesta urged Clinton to call former Energy Secretary Fedrico Pena and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who are both Mexican-Americans.
Another exchange with US President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2012 reveals Clinton was laying the groundwork for a possible run for the White House far earlier than she has claimed.
In December of 2013, David Plouffe agreed to “enlist” a “small number” of people to draw up a battle plan, but promised his helpers would have “no knowledge of who the project is for of course.”
The Clinton campaign has been notoriously secretive. Her staff have allowed only a small number of people into their inner circle. As a result, very few people know how decisions are made and what kind of manager Clinton is.
The email exchanges reveal the secret lives of Clinton’s aides and advisers, and reveal what US presidential campaigns are really like.
They also offer an insight into the campaign’s methods and how Clinton’s administration may be managed if she wins next month’s presidential election.
The emails were also obtained by breaking into Podesta’s account, which is a crime, but they shed light on important issues.
Trump welcomed the disclosures and said not enough people are paying attention to them.
“Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks,” Trump tweeted. “So dishonest! Rigged system!”
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