Wikileaks reveals Clinton's support for open borders and free trade

Wikileaks has released thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, that reveal some devastating policy positions that she privately holds but publicly denies. 

Some of the emails quote her speeches to Wall Street bankers, where she candidly admitted she supports open borders and free trade.

New York Times:

In lucrative paid speeches that Hillary Clinton delivered to elite financial firms but refused to disclose to the public, she displayed an easy comfort with titans of business, embraced unfettered international trade and praised a budget-balancing plan that would have required cuts to Social Security, according to documents posted online Friday by WikiLeaks.

The tone and language of the excerpts clash with the fiery liberal approach she used later in her bitter primary battle with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and could have undermined her candidacy had it become public.

Mrs. Clinton comes across less as a firebrand than as a technocrat at home with her powerful audience, willing to be critical of large financial institutions but more inclined to view them as partners in restoring the country's economic health.

In the excerpts from her paid speeches to financial institutions and corporate audiences, Mrs. Clinton said she dreamed of ''open trade and open borders'' throughout the Western Hemisphere. Citing the back-room deal-making and arm-twisting used by Abraham Lincoln, she mused on the necessity of having ''both a public and a private position'' on politically contentious issues. Reflecting in 2014 on the rage against political and economic elites that swept the country after the 2008 financial crash, Mrs. Clinton acknowledged that her family's rising wealth had made her ''kind of far removed'' from the struggles of the middle class.

The passages were contained in an internal review of Mrs. Clinton's paid speeches undertaken by her campaign, which was identifying potential land mines should the speeches become public. They offer a glimpse at one of the most sought-after troves of information in the 2016 presidential race—and an explanation, perhaps, for why Mrs. Clinton has steadfastly refused demands by Mr. Sanders and Donald J. Trump, her Republican rival, to release them.

It can't be a coincidence that these emails were leaked just a few hours after the Trump gaffe became public.  Someone, somewhere may be trying to offset Trump's lewd comments with some headline-grabbing quotes from Clinton.

This can be interpreted two ways: either someone is trying to help Trump or Wikileaks released the emails when it could do the least amount of damage to Clinton's campaign.  Or, since many suspect that Wikileaks is a creature of the Russian government, it could just be more chaos being thrown into the campaign.  In this scenario, it doesn't matter who wins; both candidates will be severely weakened internationally.

Clinton's positions on the issues reveal her to be a globalist and an open borders fanatic.  If Trump can ever get his lewd comments behind him, he has a lot of material he can use to savage Clinton and perhaps even sink her candidacy.

Wikileaks has released thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, that reveal some devastating policy positions that she privately holds but publicly denies. 

Some of the emails quote her speeches to Wall Street bankers, where she candidly admitted she supports open borders and free trade.

New York Times:

In lucrative paid speeches that Hillary Clinton delivered to elite financial firms but refused to disclose to the public, she displayed an easy comfort with titans of business, embraced unfettered international trade and praised a budget-balancing plan that would have required cuts to Social Security, according to documents posted online Friday by WikiLeaks.

The tone and language of the excerpts clash with the fiery liberal approach she used later in her bitter primary battle with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and could have undermined her candidacy had it become public.

Mrs. Clinton comes across less as a firebrand than as a technocrat at home with her powerful audience, willing to be critical of large financial institutions but more inclined to view them as partners in restoring the country's economic health.

In the excerpts from her paid speeches to financial institutions and corporate audiences, Mrs. Clinton said she dreamed of ''open trade and open borders'' throughout the Western Hemisphere. Citing the back-room deal-making and arm-twisting used by Abraham Lincoln, she mused on the necessity of having ''both a public and a private position'' on politically contentious issues. Reflecting in 2014 on the rage against political and economic elites that swept the country after the 2008 financial crash, Mrs. Clinton acknowledged that her family's rising wealth had made her ''kind of far removed'' from the struggles of the middle class.

The passages were contained in an internal review of Mrs. Clinton's paid speeches undertaken by her campaign, which was identifying potential land mines should the speeches become public. They offer a glimpse at one of the most sought-after troves of information in the 2016 presidential race—and an explanation, perhaps, for why Mrs. Clinton has steadfastly refused demands by Mr. Sanders and Donald J. Trump, her Republican rival, to release them.

It can't be a coincidence that these emails were leaked just a few hours after the Trump gaffe became public.  Someone, somewhere may be trying to offset Trump's lewd comments with some headline-grabbing quotes from Clinton.

This can be interpreted two ways: either someone is trying to help Trump or Wikileaks released the emails when it could do the least amount of damage to Clinton's campaign.  Or, since many suspect that Wikileaks is a creature of the Russian government, it could just be more chaos being thrown into the campaign.  In this scenario, it doesn't matter who wins; both candidates will be severely weakened internationally.

Clinton's positions on the issues reveal her to be a globalist and an open borders fanatic.  If Trump can ever get his lewd comments behind him, he has a lot of material he can use to savage Clinton and perhaps even sink her candidacy.