Another day and another batch of John Podesta’s emails have been released by WikiLeaks:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 18, 2016
Here’s one that caught our eye on potential running mates for Hillary Clinton that Podesta arranged into “rough food groups,” which as we show below doesn’t have anything to do with food:
— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) October 18, 2016
Ok, I can breathe again! Congrats on a fabulous night. I am feeling like it’s possible to get back to the longer term again. Cheryl and I met with Jim Hamilton on Friday to discuss lawyers who can help do the research and vetting that I outlined in the VP vet memo we discussed. We also met with Marc Elias to get his input on firms that have already provided substantial volunteer lawyer assistance and to get prepared to execute non-disclosure agreements with anyone we involve in the process.
We put together the attached notional teams of “report writers” (confidential profiles/public record vet) and “vettors” (deep-dive/oppo-book), and want to run it by you before we execute on the list. Let me know if there are people you would like to see added or removed before we begin the process.
Cheryl, Robby, Jake, Huma, Jennifer and I also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in rough food groups.
This first food group looks like the Latino food group:
Javier Becerra Julian Castro Eric Garcetti Tom Perez Ken Salazar
Then there’s the estrogen food group:
Tammy Baldwin Kirsten Gillibrand Amy Klobuchar Claire McKaskill Jeanne Shaheen Debbie Stabenow Elizabeth Warren
The white-male food group:
Michael Bennet Sherrod Brown Martin Heinreich Tim Kaine Terry McAuliffe Chris Murphy Tom Vilsack
The African-American food group:
Steve Benjamin Corey Booker Andrew Gillum Eric Holder Deval Patrick Kasim Reed Anthony Foxx
The military food group:
John Allen Bill McCraven Mike Mullen
The rich people food group:
Mary Barra Michael Bloomberg Ursula Burns Tim Cook Bill Gates Melinda Gates Muhtar Kent Judith Rodin Howard Schultz
And then the one food group she really needs to win the presidency — the crazy old man who used to be a socialist food group:
Burned, Bernie. At the bottom of the list?