The dam breaks.
The Clinton campaign is finally responding to queries from reporters about the content of John Podesta’s now public campaign emails released by Wikileaks, after weeks of questioning their authenticity.
Since Wikileaks started releasing Podesta’s emails in early October, the Clinton campaign has repeatedly refused to comment, saying the emails were “stolen” and that campaign officials had no way of knowing whether they were authentic.
“They are clearly about her frame of mind or her mood,” an unidentified Clinton campaign source replied.
“They are clearly about her frame of mind or her mood” pic.twitter.com/CO7uFAopCb
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 27, 2016
That marks a major milestone for the campaign, suggesting that it realizes the Wikileaks emails are having an effect when left unchallenged.
For example, when Jennifer Palmieri and John Podesta where asked about anti-Catholic comments made in the emails, they both replied, “I’m a Catholic, I don’t recognize that email that we saw.”
When asked to comment on the emails on October 9, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine wouldn’t even confirm the validity of the emails.
“I don’t think we can dignify documents dumped by WikiLeaks and just assume that they’re all accurate and true,” he said. “Anybody who hacks in to get documents is completely capable of manipulating them.”
Now, it appears, the Clinton campaign is admitting that at least some of the emails are real, as it appears willing to “dignify” them with clarification.