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November 6, 2016

Random notes:

Who Is John Podesta?

From these emails, John Podesta does not seem to be playing Hillary's games... or else... is covering his backside in the case that these emails become public. After all... he's an advocate of no secrets... so what does he really care if State secrets happen to leak out...? Still... he would need to cover his bases.

From wikipedia:
"Podesta opposes the excessive use of classification, and in a 2004 speech at Princeton University condemned what he called the U.S.'s "excessive government secrecy" and "bloated secrecy bureaucracy."[21] Podesta has called Executive Order 12958, "which set tough standards for classifying documents and led to the unprecedented effort to declassify millions of pages from our nation's diplomatic and national security history," as "perhaps the biggest accomplishment of the Clinton administration."[21] More than 800 million pages of intelligence documents were declassified as part of the program."

Podesta worked closely with Bill Clinton in the Whitehouse from 1993 to 2001. He was counselor to Pres. Obama from Jan. 1, 2014 to Feb. 13, 2015. Currently, he is the U.S. representative to the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. John Kerry assumed office as Sec of State on Feb 1, 2013.

In the Podesta emails is the one numbered... 3774... dated September 27, 2014... which contains intelligence information sent by HRC to him. It's length makes it stand out... as perhaps more than mere working information being passed to Podesta to satisfy his curiosity about what was going on around the world. It looks more like a working brief... one that is used to make decisions from.

Although Podesta was "counselor" to Obama at the time that this email was sent... John Kerry was deciding the process of international relations... not Hillary. This email was not sent to Kerry... or Obama... who surely already knew many of these things... or SHOULD HAVE KNOWN these things... it was sent to Podesta... a friend... as part of a friend-to-friend conversation.

Was this long description of the entire operation in the Middle East... like a running history of the conflict itself... really intended to be read by... someone else...?? Someone who might have recently taken power in some country somewhere...??

And... are the dates of contributions to the Clinton Foundation coinciding in any way...???

In the email, Hillary asks, just out of curiosity, of course... just as part of this friendly exchange...
"Any idea whose fighters attacked Islamist positions in Tripoli, Libya? Worth analyzing for future purposes."

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