WikiLeaks Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton's Presidential Strategy Which Included 'Elevating' Trump In GOP

Tara West

WikiLeaks is slowly releasing emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. The Podesta emails give an inside look into the Clinton campaign and show that Clinton's presidential strategy has played out exactly as planned, including the campaign's early initiative to "elevate" Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to the top of the GOP pack.

WikiLeaks released a series of emails from John Podesta that reveals the inner workings of the Clinton campaign. Within the email dump, one particular email showcases the Clinton campaign's strategy for "elevating" certain GOP candidates to the top of the pack in a bid to discredit "more-established" candidates. The full strategy can be read by clicking the "attachments" section on the WikiLeaks email and downloading the "Strategy on GOP" PDF provided.

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 7, 2016

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 9, 2016

"There are two ways to approach the strategies mentioned above. The first is to use the field as a whole to inflict damage on itself similar to what happened to Mitt Romney in 2012."
"The variety of candidates is a positive here, and many of the lesser known can serve as a cudgel to move the more established candidates further to the right. In this scenario, we don't want to marginalize the more extreme candidates, but make them more "Pied Piper" candidates who actually represent the mainstream of the Republican Party. Pied Piper candidates include, but aren't limited to:

• Ted Cruz

• Donald Trump

• Ben Carson

We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously."

• Ted Cruz

• Donald Trump

• Ben Carson

We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously."

The Hillary Clinton campaign noted that they weren't going to be picky when it came to digging up dirt on the candidates.

"In this regard, any information on scandals or ethical lapses on the GOP candidates would serve well. We won't be picky."

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"Again, we think our goals mirror those of the DNC."

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