A newly released short email between Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff exposed many damaging admissions, including that Clinton is deceptive in her speeches, and her own staff have called her out on it.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign policy director and longtime confidante, Neera Tanden, has stated that Clinton “doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in.”
Tanden sent an email to campaign chair John Podesta on September 15, 2015, asking “Why did she call herself a moderate?”
Podesta responded, “I pushed her on this Sunday night. She claims she didn’t remember saying it. Not sure I believe her. We were speculating, that it may be a Dan Baer intervention.”
Tanden wrote back, “I mean it makes my life more difficult after telling every reporter I know she’s actually progressive, but that is really the smallest of issues. It worries me more that she doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in at the moment.”
Tanden, an Indian American, was Hillary Clinton’s policy director during her 2008 presidential campaign, and later worked as policy director for Barack Obama. She also worked on Clinton’s senatorial campaign.
Tanden is the domestic policy adviser and president of Center for American Progress, a progressive advocacy organization that has been described as the most influential liberal think tank in the country.
She is expected to end up with a key position in the administration if Hillary Clinton wins the election.
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