Hillary Clinton is dishonest and robotic, her friend Neera Tanden wrote in an email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in August 2015.
In the email exchange, published by WikiLeaks on Friday, Tanden wrote that Hillary “often says she absolutely won’t do something and then does it.” It is not clear from the context of the email what specifically Tanden was referring to.
Tanden, president of the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, urged Podesta to “stay on her” and “lock her in,” because if he did, “eventually [Hillary] will sound like a human.”
The WikiLeaks emails reveal that Tanden was a frequent critic of Clinton and her campaign aides, complaining at times that the candidate came off as “politically craven at best or a liar at worst.”
Even her campaign chairman, Podesta, seemed to have trouble believing the things Clinton told him. In a September 2015 email exchange with Tanden, Podesta explains that he confronted Clinton after the candidate had described herself as a “moderate” Democrat on the campaign trail.
“She claims she didn’t remember saying it,” wrote Podesta. “Not sure I believe her.”
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