Wikileaks: Clinton staff debated calling San Bernardino terror attack terrorism

San BernardinoIn an email released by Wikileaks, campaign staffers working for Democrat Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party actually debated whether to call the San Bernardino terror attack “terrorism.”

“Defer to Jake and Laura but don’t think we can say it is ‘becoming clear this was terrorism’ – that seems too definitive,” said Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s communications director in an email dated December 4, 2015.

“Maybe ‘becoming clearer terrorism is a real possibility,’” she suggested. “There is still nothing in public domain on motive.”

“Agree with the less definitive statement,” responded Clinton foreign policy adviser Laura Rosenberger. “Or maybe even ‘a terrorist element is a real possibility here.’”

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Podesta expressed concern the wording would make Clinton look too much like Obama.

“I think we have the problem of looking too much like Obama: Might have been terrorism? Might have been work place? Who knows? I’d lead in harder. I’m inclined to the first formulation, but at least something like we should all be concerned that this has all the markings of a terrorist attack,” he said.

The Daily Caller reported:

Podesta was also caught saying it would have been better for the campaign if the San Bernardino shooter was a white guy, instead of a Muslim.

“Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter,” Podesta wrote in a December 3rd email, referring to a tweet on the shooter’s identity sent out by MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

Palmieri suggested Clinton should also “de-emphasize” gun control in her remarks about the attacks.

“Laura had good formulation for how to describe it (has all the markings),” Palmieri wrote. “Let’s do that and demphasize guns. Think POTUS formulation of equal weight on ins and terror hurts.”

“Do terror then shorter section on guns…should not be so easy to get guns and hit Senate for vote last night,” she wrote.

A day after the attack, Clinton said that it is “becoming clearer that we are dealing with an act of terrorism” and pushed to ban gun sales from those on “no fly” lists.


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