From the latest batch of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks, it looks like Donna Brazile had a little messaging help from John Podesta over Donald Trump’s birther attack on Ted Cruz, but in a way that benefited Cruz.

The email starts out with Brazile writing to Podesta with the suggestion that either Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley should push back on Trump’s insinuation that Cruz wasn’t eligible for the presidency because he was born in Canada:


Podesta emailed back with the suggestion to drop “birthplace” and focus specifically on Canada:


Brazile then suggested she might use that language herself on air and Podesta gave her the go ahead:


Who knew Sen. Cruz had such good friends?