Posted: 11:02 pm Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
After another release of emails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton by the group Wikileaks, Donald Trump and his campaign seized again on some of the details Tuesday, accusing the Obama Administration of helping Clinton “cover up” details about her private email server while she was Secretary of State.
“Wikileaks has given us a window into the secret corridors of government power,” Trump said at a rally in Panama City, Florida.
“These Wikileaks emails confirm what those of us here today have known all along – Hillary Clinton is vessel for a corrupt global establishment,” Trump said.
I hope people are looking at the disgraceful behavior of Hillary Clinton as exposed by WikiLeaks. She is unfit to run.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
Trump also went after Clinton on quotes from some her speeches to business groups that were leaked out, as he urged supporters of Bernie Sanders to join him on trade issue.
“Hillary Clinton said ‘my dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders’ – well there go the rest of the businesses, and there goes your country folks,” Trump declared.
Just as Trump was touting the latest news from Wikileaks, a top aide to Hillary Clinton was publicly accusing the Trump campaign of being involved in the leak of the emails to and from top aide John Podesta.
“It’s pretty clear cut,” said Brian Fallon, spokesman for the Clinton campaign, who has labeled Wikileaks a “propaganda arm of the Russian government.”
In a series of tweets, Fallon fingered former Trump aide Roger Stone, Jr., who made a tweet back in August about Podesta.
Trust me, it will soon the Podesta's time in the barrel. #CrookedHillary
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) August 21, 2016
Fallon wrote that “it suggests Stone – and the Trump campaign proper – was in on the theft of Podesta’s emails.”
“That’s a crime,” Fallon wrote on Twitter, though he offered no hard evidence to back up his claim.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) October 12, 2016
While Trump spent a good chunk of his Florida rally on the Podesta emails, he did not repeat his Twitter tirade at Speaker Paul Ryan, who angered Trump on Monday by telling GOP lawmakers to drop their support for Trump if that would help their re-election bid.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.