#PodestaEmails23: WikiLeaks releases new mails from Clinton chair


The 23rd batch of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have been published online by WikiLeaks.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's Campaign Chairman John Podesta. © Drew Angerer / Getty Images

More than 36,000 emails from Podesta’s account have been released by the whistleblowing site, which has vowed to publish a total of 50,000 emails before the US presidential election on November 8.

On Saturday, the emails revealed comments from Clinton adviser Neera Tanden, in which she expressed her lack of faith in the Clintons’ judgement, as well as concerns from Hill columnist Brent Budowsky, who has featured prominently in the leaked emails, regarding the suitability of her candidacy.

READ MORE: ‘Bill & Hillary have the worst judgement’: Close adviser slams Clintons in latest Podesta leaks 

‘Compromised technology’ in China

In an email exchange between Chelsea Clinton and Podesta released Sunday, the two are writing to arrange a group meeting and go on to discuss technology and security concerns when traveling in China.

Podesta explains that his email replying to the meeting scheduling efforts is late because “I was in China and not accessing this account for security reasons.”

Chelsea replies: “Our technology was all compromised while we there (if we’ve time, I’ll regale you with rather hilarious anecdotes of our tour guide cum spy). Hope you had a great trip.”

‘She doesn’t have Obama speech skills’

Sunday’s email release include a thread among Clinton aides discussing her “speech skills”. In the June 13, 2015 exchange, Tom Nides, Clinton’s deputy secretary of state for management, praises a speech recently given by Clinton.

Podesta responds: “Bumpy ride to get there, but great result.”

Nides then follows up by writing: “It was perfect. Good OBAMA stuff, good checking box on issues, good personal and great tv pictures. She doesn’t have OBAMA speech skills but she doesn’t need to.”

It’s not clear exactly which speech or appearance the exchange refers to, as Clinton gave an NBC interview as well as a public address in Cleveland that day in which she spoke about the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida the night before.

READ MORE: Mass shooting at Orlando gay nightclub

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30 October 2016 | 1:08 pm

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