Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, John Podesta, continues to blame Trump, Russian hacking, and everyone else he can for Hillary’s loss — except for himself.
While visiting Germany recently for the G20 summit in Hamburg, President Trump brilliantly baited Podesta on the matter, tweeting, “Everyone here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!” As part of several tweets, Podesta admitted that his emails were so hurtful to Hillary that it cost her the election, saying that “… the Russians committed a crime while they stole my emails to help get you elected President.”
3/ Get a grip man, the Russians committed a crime when they stole my emails to help get you elected President.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) July 7, 2017
In a series of seven tweets, John Podesta attempted to insult the President but ultimately offered the first public admission that the emails published by Wikileaks came from his private account. His tweets are also staggering because Podesta admits that he cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election.
Wikileaks has a 100 percent verification rate for all the material they have published to date. The authenticity of the emails was never seriously doubted despite the attempts of the Democrats to cast suspicion over the publication. Fortunately, Podesta’s admission undermines the efforts of his party and guarantees the veracity of the emails.
According to USA Today, the John Podesta email leaks revealed that former chair of the Democrat National Committee and CNN contributor Donna Brazile abused her privileged position and leaked debate questions to then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The debate question fiasco verified the concerns of many conservatives that CNN was biased towards Democrats. However, it also cast doubt on the integrity of the Democrats primary process. Hillary Clinton received debate help from Donna Brazile, while her opponent Bernie Sanders was mocked in internal emails.
The Clinton campaign also drew heat for the offensive language Podesta used to reference the American people. Top campaign officials insulted conservative Catholics referring to them as a “bastardization of the faith.” Even liberals were insulted when Podesta referred to a group of Hispanic politicians as “needy Latinos.”
The Podesta emails are important because they offer a rare insight into the minds of top Democrat politicians and officials. We typically rely on polished public statements and carefully crafted narratives, while the Wikileaks publications allow us to hear what the political elite really think of us.
Multiple intelligence agencies investigating the leak have determined that Russian affiliated hackers from Fancy Bear were behind the hack and eventual leak of Podesta’s emails. In his tweet, Podesta appears to agree with that narrative.
Democrats, including John Podesta, have proven themselves shady, if not criminal, politicians.
Hillary Clinton and John Podesta refuse to admit that they lost fairly to Trump. Is it time for them to stop playing games and admit it?
However, Wikileaks denies that any state was behind the March email leak. “We can say, we have said, repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The authenticity and source of the hacked emails have been questioned for over a year. Luckily, in a rare moment of outrage, John Podesta ended the debate by admitting that the emails were his after all.