Thursday, October 13, 2016

HILLARY PLAYS THE BLAME GAME - REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

It's amazing how the Hillary people continue to look for ways to avoid taking responsibility for their misdeeds.

"I think it's important for Americans again to reflect on why this is happening, who perpetrated it, and for what purpose," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said.They obsess on killing the messenger.

How does blaming the Russians, Wikileaks, Trump, The kitchen sink exonerate Hillary or her minions? I't their emails! They are the ones who behaved that way! The deception, the lying, the cheating, is all their doing.

The honorable thing to do is take responsibility and deal with the consequences.

Why would anyone vote for someone who is unwilling to own up for their actions?

The correspondence reveals a campaign that has struggled all year to improve a flawed candidate. As far back as March, aides were keenly aware that she was resistant to the media, perhaps out of touch with regular Americans and unable to convey a clear message to voters.

Republicans have said some of the emails show corrupt dealings among the campaign, the Clinton family charity and outside advisers and donors.

The email dumps have provided plenty of fodder for Clinton critics to seize upon, and the sixth batch, released Thursday morning, was no different.

In one March 2015 email chain, for example, Clinton aides were discussing how well Clinton knew Loretta Lynch, who the following month would become the U.S. attorney general.

“She knows Loretta,” wrote close Clinton aide Huma Abedin. “Not an extremely close relationship and don’t remember the last time they connected. … Regardless, definitely a cordial relationship.”

[Hacked email shows Clinton’s team pushing a negative story about Bernie Sanders’s appearance at posh fundraiser]

That could reignite criticism of a private airport meeting that Lynch held with former President Bill Clinton held in Phoenix shortly before the Justice Department decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton in relation to her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Across Podesta’s inbox there was concern about how Clinton was handling revelations about her server. In early September 2015, he exchanged messages with Neera Tanden, head of the liberal Center for American Progress, who weighed in on a Clinton interview with ABC News anchor David Muir in which Clinton expressed remorse for her decision.

“This apology thing has become like a pathology. I can only imagine what’s happening in the campaign,” Tanden wrote to Podesta. “Is there some way I can be helpful here? I know if I just email her she will dismiss it out of hand. Are there people she can hear from that will have some impact?”

Podesta responded: “You should email her. She can say she’s sorry without apologizing to the American people. Tell her to say it and move on, why get hung on this.”

The latest release also included another email exchange between advisers to Clinton discussing how to deal with pressure to release transcripts of her paid speeches. In the exchange, Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon and speechwriter Dan Schwerin propose leaking the transcript of one paid speech she delivered in October 2014.

Schwerin explained to colleagues that he had written a "long riff about economic fairness and how the financial industry has lost its way, precisely for the purpose of having something we could show people if ever asked what she was saying behind closed doors for two years to all those fat cats."

Schwerin continued that the section was "not as tough or pointed as we would write it now, but it's much more than most people would assume she was saying in paid speeches."

Mandy Grunwald, a senior strategist, however, responded that she worried "about going down this road." She referred to a story by Maggie Haberman, then a reporter for Politico, in 2013, in which Haberman wrote that Clinton had praised the financial industry in paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.

Clinton campaign: WikiLeaks hack gets ‘closer and closer to the Trump campaign’ - The Washington Post