In the new WikiLeaks emails released today, a chummy relationship between liberal media operatives and Hillary campaign officials / the Obama administration continues to raise questions. Brent Budowsky, liberal columnist from the uber liberal Huffington Post, apparently attempts to direct foreign policy decisions through a direct line of communication with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
Brent seems oddly chummy with Podesta, and even contacts him from what appears to be his personal email address, and directly from his iPad. In the email, Budowsky calls the U.S. effort against ISIS, “humiliatingly inadequate and inept.” Budowsky also mentions that he has contacted a number of other high ranking U.S. government officials on the matter. For someone so liberal, it’s surprising to see such frustration boil over regarding Hillary Clinton’s failed strategy against ISIS. But perhaps more shocking is the fact that a member of the liberal news media is attempting to direct foreign policy by contacting a number of high level officials, including Mr. Podesta.
Other documents show the campaign was working with “friendly reporters” at The New York Times and Politico who were willing to publish planted stories essentially worded entirely by the campaign. Sick stuff.
Republicans were looking for an October surprise, and they got one. We will have more on this and future releases as they become available. Today’s email trove is said to be the first of many in the coming weeks.