More Clinton Email Trouble: Smear Campaign Against Sanders Uncovered

Clinton seems stunned (ABC News video screen grab).
Clinton seems stunned (Youtube).

Poor Hillary Clinton. If it’s not an illegal email server in her basement, it’s leaked emails that the Democratic National Committee was planning a smear campaign against Sen. Bernie Sanders, ostensibly to help Hillary Clinton lock up the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

As reported by the UK Daily Mail, the folks over at Wikileaks have just released 19,252 hacked DNC emails. Of the flood of just released cyber-communications comes the revelations that certain Party honchos were conspiring to smear one candidate over another during the past primary contests. With the Democratic National Convention literally right around the corner, this couldn’t have come at a worse time for Clinton.

As reported, the DNC plotted to use not only Sanders’ Jewish heritage as a wedge against voters, but also conspired to launch a whisper campaign that he was an atheist;

In one May email headlined, ‘No shit,’ from DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall, may expose an effort to get someone to press Clinton primary rival Bernie Sanders publicly about his faith.

The email is to DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda and Deputy Communications Director Mark Paustenbach.

‘It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God.’

The email continued: ‘He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.’

Even if Sanders or any other candidate for public office should be Jewish or atheist, or any other belief for that matter,  Article VI of the Constitution makes quite clear what the Founding Fathers set in stone: (Emphasis mine)

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.


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