Kaine struggles to answer question on hacked Clinton emails

Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St

On her campaign website, Clinton outlines her plan to tackle risks in the financial system, including giving regulators more authority, taxing certain types of trading, holding senior managers accountable when their firms suffer major losses, and closing loopholes that allow risky investments with taxpayer money. The headers use phrases such as “Clinton Admits that she is Out of Touch” and “Clinton Suggests Wall Street Insiders are What is Needed to Fix Wall Street”.

“If everybody’s watching, you know, all of the backroom discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least”, Clinton elaborated when discussing the need for separate positions out of the public eye. “I mean, politics is like sausage being made”, she said.

Turns out, the Democratic presidential nominee had good reason to do so.

“This is who this guy is”, Podesta said.

“Now, I kind of think if you get paid a couple hundred thousand dollars for a speech, it must be a great speech”, Sanders said at a CNN primary debate in March.

“He’s said the same terrible things about Latinos, about African Americans, about Muslims”, Podesta said.

Democrats blamed the hacking on Russians who are intent on swinging the November election in favor of Mr. Trump.

One message in particular, from the Clinton campaign’s research director Tony Carrk, contains excerpts from paid speeches Clinton gave to large banks and other financial institutions.

According to transcripts of the closed-door speeches, the Democratic nominee told bankers that she favored “open trade and open borders”, according to The Guardian.

Clinton noted with concern that America’s global rivals, particularly Russian Federation and China, constantly sought to penetrate the communications of US diplomats while she was secretary of state.

In October 2015, as Bernie Sanders’s campaign was gaining momentum, Caark sent an email to campaign staff with possible lines of attack against the Vermont Senator including on the issues of guns, LGBT, and ethanol.

“If anything, this increases the burden on her to keep the volume high on her strong campaign promises and to appoint people for positions like Treasury Secretary, Attorney General, and U.S. Trade Representative who have a proven track record of challenging corporate power”.

As for the WikiLeaks documents, Kaine said, “Anyone who hacks into documents is completely capable of manipulating them”.

Refusing to give up, Tapper told Kaine he could simply ask Clinton whether she made the remarks – but Kaine was noncommittal.

“Bruce [Lindsey] said the stress of specifically the office had caused his very serious health issues as you both know”, he wrote.

The documents were allegedly hacked from one of Podesta’s email accounts.

“We will discuss this more in the coming days”, he said at the end of his midnight video in which he apologized for his comments. But while Clinton has depicted herself as an environmentalist, the Wikileaks document appears to show Clinton privately making more pro-fracking comments than she has in other settings – and her public record supporting fossil fuel development is extensive. “Two words. Open borders”.

The question going forward is what Clinton would do upon reaching the White House.

“I don’t think there was anyone who was paying attention during the primaries who is going to be surprised by these”, said Sroka, whose group backed Sanders in the primaries but now supports Clinton. The emails ultimately were obtained by hackers working for the Russian government, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Clinton appears to question the importance of the divestment of assets that financial executives often undertake to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest when they enter government service.