Hillary Clinton just received more incentive to deal harshly with self-exiled whistleblower Julian Assange when she makes it to the White House. She previously said it would take a drone attack to silence him.
WikiLeaks reveals first batch of US president Barack Obama emails sent via secret address email@example.com https://t.co/Ni95WAl8a6
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 20, 2016
Obama’s secret email address—firstname.lastname@example.org—was found in the Podesta trove.
One of the more revealing emails shows how Team Obama in 2008 concluded its candidate was the winner and prepared to get the administration up to speed prior to the election.
Another email Podesta sent 20 minutes before the election was called advised the yet unelected president on collaboration with the financial elite. Podesta gave a heads up Obama he might hear about the global elite G-20 confab during an upcoming congratulatory telephone call.
“On the chance that President Bush would raise this with you tonight, I wanted you to be aware that it is the unanimous recommendation for your advisors that you NOT attend. As long as you are aware of that, we can review the contents of the memo tomorrow,” Podesta emailed.
A memo sent to Obama by Podesta revealed Robert Rubin (Citigroup), Paul Volcker (Federal Reserve), Larry Summers (World Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers), William Daley (JPMorgan Chase), and Daniel Tarullo (Federal Reserve, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations) opposed Obama attending the meeting.
Podesta also advised embracing the financial policies of the Bush administration. “If you attempt to disassociate yourself from his positions, you will be subject to criticism for projecting a divided United States to the rest of the world. But if you adopt a more reserved posture, you will be associated not only with his policies, but also with his very tenuous global standing.”
In other words, John Podesta advised the newbie Obama to continue the neoliberal economic agenda of Bush, but with modest, stylistic alterations that would have no effect on policy. After assuming office, Obama played the tried and true game and blamed the previous administration for the economic woes plaguing the American people. Meanwhile, behind closed doors, he promoted the very same policies.
Clinton has attempted to grapple with rising outrage over the trashed economy following the bankster rigged subprime mortgage crisis. She has offered weak palliatives and leftish slogans in response to the popularity of the socialist Bernie Sanders after he declared he would go after the piranhas on Wall Street.
Despite her rhetoric on the campaign trail, if elected Clinton will continue the economic policies Obama inherited from Bush and Bush inherited from his predecessors going back to at least 1913 and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act and its boom and bust monetary policies that have fabulously enriched the global elite and its political class for over a hundred years.
Moreover, the email adds further evidence to the fact candidates are selected and election outcomes arranged. The 2008 election contest between an old, white, and reactionary senator and a young, energetic, politically correct black man serves as a classic example of a fixed fight. John McCain didn’t stand a chance against Barack Obama and both the Republican and Democrat leadership knew it.
Although miracles occasionally happen, it is unlikely Donald Trump will win the election in November. However, even if he does manage to win, he will not substantially change the financial status quo—although he will undoubtedly push the stylistic envelope—and he certainly will not significantly change American foreign policy despite his promises to the contrary.