On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, Clinton Cash author and Breitbart Senior Editor Peter Schweizer said the latest batch of leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief, John Podesta, illustrate “how choreographed everything is.”
He told Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow that one of his favorite revelations – not “earth-shattering terms of corruption,” but highly amusing – was that Clinton planned to go on Jimmy Kimmel’s TV show, where she was supposed to be asked a question about UFOs.
“There’s a whole email chain about this, about how she practiced her UFO joke for five minutes, and they were all disappointed because she was never asked the question,” Schweizer said. “In terms of being choreographed and not being genuine, the emails certainly show that. Everything is highly choreographed, and UFO jokes are practiced for five minutes, to make sure you get them right and make them look spontaneous.”
“The Clinton method when Bill was in the White House was precisely this,” Schweizer recalled. “They focus-grouped everything. Bill famously would bite his lip and kind of tear up on cue. That worked in the 1990s because, at that time, this sort of controlled, contrived messaging was not widespread. It was new, and people kind of took it for genuine. We are well past that now. The American people have seen more than twenty years of this, frankly from both political sides in a way. This is not just unique to the Clintons.”
However, he singled out Hillary Clinton as “the method actor that doesn’t quite get it,” unconvincingly inhabiting a role designed by focus groups and political consultants.
“It’s not only that everything is so contrived and controlled; it’s also that Hillary Clinton is not particularly good at this,” Schweizer observed. “She never has been. She was not in the nineties. Alex, I don’t know if you remember it, but certainly when scandals broke, when Hillary was under attack for the healthcare reforms in 1994 and for overreaching and being secretive, what did she do? She gets her hair redone, and she holds a press conference dressed in pink, wearing pearls. Everybody knew exactly what was going on. So she’s just not particularly good at this, and I think the emails confirm that.”
“Part of what you’re seeing is this rebellion against it. You see it in the general election with Trump. It’s pretty much ‘what you see is what you get.’ And also Bernie Sanders, I mean Bernie Sanders is about as unattractive visually as a presidential candidate as you would want. He’s kind of slouched over, he’s got that accent, his hair is always mussed, but people loved him precisely because he was the anti-Hillary,” he said.
“Look, this is where American politics is today, but you’re seeing the American public rebel against it,” he argued. “I think there’s a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that are really glad the rebellion has happened.”
Schweizer said there were many revelations from WikiLeaks about Hillary Clinton to which that voters should pay close attention.
“I think some people were expecting that there was going to be some smoking-gun email,” he said. “What the emails show, of course, is that John Podesta in particular, but also Cheryl Mills, are very smart lawyers. Still, there’s an enormous amount of material that shows, first of all, that there was massive collaboration taking place between Clinton donors and getting access at the State Department. You’re seeing that not only in the Podesta emails from WikiLeaks, but also State Department emails that are still getting released, based on litigation from Judicial Watch and Citizens United.”
“Some of those show, for example, that there’s a China lunch where Chinese diplomats are going to be there, and Doug Band, who works for Bill Clinton, is telling Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, ‘Here are the people to have on the list to attend this lunch.’ The diplomatic meetings are not being determined by State Department officials. They’re being maintained by people who are raising money for the Clinton Foundation,” Schweizer observed.
Another important revelation cited by Schweizer was that “we now know Barack Obama was flat-out lying when he made the statement that he learned about Hillary’s private email server the same way that everybody else did, by hearing about it in the media.”
“He said that to Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes. We now know it’s a bald-faced lie because in emails, you have Cheryl Mills and John Podesta going apoplectic when he makes that statement because, as they point out in the emails, there are emails where Barack Obama is emailing with Hillary Clinton, and it’s not from her State Department email. It’s from her private email. So clearly, they know, and Barack Obama knew about the private server, and he flat-out lied to the American people,” Schweizer said.
“This isn’t just a run-of-the-mill lie,” he pointed out. “This goes bigger because, remember, the Department of Justice was supposed to be investigating this. The President of the United States now is implicated in the fact that he knew about the private server. So you have the whole question: was he contacting Loretta Lynch and telling her, ‘You know what? I don’t want this investigated because it’s gonna blow back and affect me as well’”?
“This whole FBI email investigation, I think, has to be thrown out of the window,” Schweizer asserted. “You need to have an independent investigation because you’ve got compromised officials and a corrupted process in so many ways, including this: Bill Clinton’s tarmac meeting at the airport with Loretta Lynch and the fact that you have this FBI official leading the investigation whose wife is getting $500,000 or more in political contributions from the Clintons’ financial bag man, Terry McAuliffe.”
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