A Wikileaks email release on Sunday shows that the Clinton campaign’s attack on Donald Trump for his comments about Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, were planned months in advance.
The planned attacked on Trump was uncovered in a 157-page opposition research report that was uncovered in an email sent from research director Tony Carrk to Clinton Campaign Chairman
A section on Page 31 of the research file is titled “Trump Has Devalued And Demeaned Women Repeatedly Throughout His Career,” and its lists Trump’s comments about Machado from 1997, written under the heading “Trump On Miss Universe Pageant Winner.”
The Clinton Campaign has been using this report since at least Dec. 19, 2015, and it is clear that they had intention of using this attack against Trump before the Republican primaries even began.
The section on Trump in the report includes headings such as: “Reliance On Chinese Goods”; “Support From White Supremacists”; and “Trump University.” It also includes a subsection on immigration titled “Conspiracy Theories,” as well as subsections on Trump’s personal life such as his “Net Worth,” “Dodging Personal Bankruptcy” and “Comments on Fidelity and Pre-Nuptial Agreements.”
Another email shows that in February Joel Johnson wrote to Hillary Clinton communications adviser Jennifer Palmieri asking about the campaign’s plan to attack Trump.
“Who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide — but not a half assed scramble,” Johnson wrote.
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