I wonder if the Russians ‘influenced’ them to do this.
From WikiLeaks source: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1120
The DNI’s assessment of “Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” is eerily similar to the Dem tactics:
We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.
The Podesta email clearly states their intention to undermine message and credibility, and also indicates that the DNC interfered with the Republican primary—with the media’s help. The leftwing-dominated mainstream media was an in-your-face campaign mouthpiece for the Dems:
The ongoing WikiLeaks dump of a top Hillary Clinton lieutenant’s emails is shining a light on the cozy and often improper relationship key members of the press had with the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign.
Advance notice of debate questions, the promise of positive coverage, and even editorial control over stories are among the eyebrow-raising revelations in emails to and from campaign chairman John Podesta.
“We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed,” a January 2015 memo said of former Politico and current New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.
……Donna Brazile, then a CNN contributor but now acting head of the Democratic National Committee, emailed members of the Clinton campaign to tip them off about a question that would be asked at Clinton’s debate with Bernie Sanders, her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“From time to time I get the questions in advance,” read the subject line of an alleged email in which Brazile told members of the Clinton campaign to be ready for a question on the death penalty.
……CNBC correspondent and New York Times contributor John Harwood, who served as a moderator in one of the Republican primary debates, emailed Podesta numerous times, on some occasions to request an interview and other times to offer advice.
……Another New York Times reporter, Mark Leibovich, emailed Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri several chunks of an interview he did with Clinton, and seemingly asked permission for the “option to use the following” portions.
Palmieri offered extensive editing suggestions, including that he cut a reference Clinton made to Sarah Palin and remove Clinton’s quote, “And gay rights has moved much faster than women’s rights or civil rights, which is an interesting phenomenon.”
Palmieri ended one email: “Pleasure doing business!”
MSNBC went so far as to give Hillary a scripted interview to liberal hack Chris Hayes.
If the DNI wanted to dig for culprits who ‘undermined public faith in the US democratic process’, used denigration as a tactic, and tried to ‘harm the electability and potential presidency’ of presidential candidates, just look at the slew of DNC emails.
But then, they couldn’t figure out if the illegal, unsecure server Hillary had in her bathroom had been hacked after 2 years of investigations, yet they claim to know that Russians ‘hacked’ Dem computers after just one month.