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Wikileaks Releases Part 15 Of The Podesta Files, Bringing Total To 26,095 Emails

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With just over 2 weeks to go until the election, today Wikileaks finally crossed the halfway point of its ongoing Podesta files dump when it unveiled Part 15, which included some 1,095 emails bringing the total to 26,095 total emails, or more than half of the 50,000 email set for release.


RELEASE: The Podesta Emails Part 15


— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)


As has been the tradition for the past 2+ weeks, one part of the press will be pouring over today's release, while the other part - mostly those whose names feature prominently - will be looking for justifications not to. Some examples of journalists who will be absent are named in the following July 8, 2015 email from Jesse Lehrich to John Podesta which lays out the "friendly" press:


On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Jesse Lehrich <
> wrote:

July 8th Nightly Press Traffic Summary




  • Peter Nicholas (WSJ) is doing a story for Friday on caucus organizing efforts and the Sanders campaign's theory that caucuses will be good for them in the same way that they were for Obama. We've pushed back with our theory of the case, including our strong organizing effort in Iowa and beyond.

  • Per CTR, Amy Chozick is working on story for this weekend about how the GOP will attack Hillary, will likely include focus group data suggesting that trustworthiness and being out-of-touch will be top targets.

  • Maggie Haberman is doing a write-through of her story on Hillary Clinton's claim that she had never been subpoenaed for tomorrow's paper which will include the statement we put out this afternoon.

  • Michael Scherer (TIME) is working on a story delving into the claim that Hillary Clinton was under no obligation to turn over 55,000 pages of emails.

  • Steven Holmes (CNN) is working on a piece with the premise that the black vote is the firewall for Hillary Clinton and Sanders is unlikely to make major inroads there.

  • Annie Linskey (Boston Globe) is writing for Friday about new fundraising hosts getting involved in this campaign, specifically females.

  • Jeremy Diamond (CNN) is doing a piece about the politics of the BDS movement. It will place heavy focus on the nuances and forces at play around Hillary Clinton's letter that was sent to presidents of major Jewish organizations condemning BDS.

  • Huffington Post is doing a piece on our treasurer Jose Villareal -- will likely focus at least partially on him sitting on the Walmart board.

  • Other outstanding stories include:

    • Ruby Cramer on our grassroots organizing

    • Anita Kumar (McClatchy) on where we have organizers and how we've spent our money during Q2

    • Mike Memoli on our email listbuilding

    • Phil Rucker on HRC talking about gun violence prevention

    • Maggie Haberman/Pat Healy on the costs of Hillary's progressive proposals

    • Annie Karni on the progression of our media strategy

    • CNN's long-form story about Hillary Clinton/Bernie Sanders' appeal to minority communities.


As usual, we will highlight any of the more notable emails.





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