FBI Suspects Russia In Hack Of Clinton Campaign Chair's Emails

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Following another dump of his personal emails, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, is claiming that Russian hackers targeted his account to try and influence the presidential election - and he suggested that those hackers tipped off a Trump advisor.

Halpin went on to complain that there are many Catholics in the conservative movement and said that it was "an wonderful bastardization of the faith".

Palmieri, on the other hand, answered by saying she believes Murdoch, Thomson, and the other conservatives have chosen the Catholic faith because they think it is the "most socially acceptable politically conservative religion".

The religious leaders said in the statement, "Podesta's refusal to raise any objection makes him equally party to this bigotry".

In one, now-interim DNC chair Donna Brazile (who was working for CNN) appears to slip the campaign a "question" Clinton was to be asked at a CNN town hall during her primary contest against Bernie Sanders.

The latest batch of emails, released Wednesday, offer insight into the various strategies and responses considered by those close to Clinton as they grappled with the political fallout from the Democratic presidential nominee's 2009 decision to use the private server.

Republican Donald Trump and his allies seized on the emails, which reveal comments by an aide about Catholics, a line from a paid speech in which Clinton might be seen as playing down the threat of terrorism and an internal dispute over potential conflicts of interest posed by the Clinton Foundation.

Podesta responded that the campaign had created the groups Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United "to organize for a moment like this".

"Excellent point", Halpin responds.

In one speech purportedly given on October 24, 2013 at the Goldman Sachs AIMS Alternative Investments Symposium, the remarks say that the Dodd-Frank Bill - a major financial regulation act that was passed in wake of last decade's financial crisis - was passed because of "a need to do something because for political reasons". Even if the idea isn't insane, I don't qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about how one would "plant the seeds of the revolution", or who would plant them.

"I have no understanding of the issue - but clear this has a head of steam", wrote Palmieri, adding, "we need a plan for how to hose down anxious friends". He guessed that these people were attracted to the "severely backwards gender relations" presented by Catholicism. Podesta also mentioned, "Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up". In an email from Fallon to Clinton's campaign officials, he wrote, "DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning so we could have a window into the judge's thinking about this proposed production schedule".

Podesta has said that the hacking of his Gmail account is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which suspects it was done by groups with Russian ties.

Clinton's press secretary, Brian Fallon, provided fodder for charges of Justice Department-Clinton campaign coziness, writing in May of a year ago that "DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning, so we could have a window into the judge's thinking about this proposed production schedule as quickly as today".

Like many Democrats, Brazile is highlighting Russia's suspected role in this year's political hacking.

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