Wikileaks have discovered a lot of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s Chair, John Podesta, that currently suggests Obama was working on behalf of Saudi regime all along. The emails, which date back to 2008, are from Michael Froman who is the former Citibank government. Froman told Obama who to appoint to his cabinet as soon as he became elected president.
ZeroHedge reports: maybe the most startling discovery of the WikiLeaks dumps so far didn’t come from the most recent emails surrounding the various Hillary scandals, although there are several nice ones, however from 2008 when John Podesta served as co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. the e-mail came from Michael Froman, a former Citibank government, who single-handed built the whole cabinet of what was imagined to be the “main street” President.
The email in question was even sent from Froman’s Citibank email address (rookie!) and includes “A list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, broken down by Cabinet/Deputy and Under/Assistant/Deputy Assistant level, and a list of Native American, Arab/Muslim American and Disabled American candidates.”
Apparently, Obama wasn’t as worried about inserting women in senior-level positions however Froman set to offer up some suggestions anyway.
“While you did not ask for this, I prepared and attached a similar document on women.”
Froman even went ahead and “scoped out” which people should be appointed to that cabinet positions.
“At the risk of being presumptuous, I also scoped out however the Cabinet-level appointments could be put together, probability-weighting the chance of appointing a diverse candidate for every position (given one view of the short list) and developing with a straw man distribution.”
He spoke repeatedly about the requirement to have in place people with ambition and urgency who recognize how much the middle category is hurting and are willing to challenge the money business.
According to the New Republic, the Froman appointments terminated up being nearly entirely right.
The cabinet list ended up being nearly entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Department of Justice, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Henry M. Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of workers, Peter Orszag for the workplace of Management and Budget, Arne dancer for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, 3 possibilities were on the list: Henry M. Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.
This was October six. The election was November four. And yet Froman, a government at Citigroup, which might ultimately become the recipient of the biggest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the whole Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.
Many already suspected that Froman, a longtime Obama consigliere, did the key economic policy hiring while a part of the transition team. we didn’t know he had so much influence that he might lock in key staff that early, without fanfare, while everybody was busy trying to get Obama elected. The WikiLeaks emails show even earlier planning; by Sept the transition was getting pre-clearance to help nominees with financial disclosure forms.
So if this history is any guide then the real power inside a future Clinton administration is being formed right now. In fact, another email from January 2015 reveals that Elizabeth Warren was already “intently focused on personnel issues” nearly 2 full years ago as proven by the following recap of a spoken communication that the Hillary campaign had together with her Chief of staff, Dan Geldon.
He was intently focused on personnel problems, laid out a detailed case against the Bob Rubin school of Democratic policymakers, was very critical of the Obama administration’s decisions, and explained at length the opposition to Antonio Weiss. we then carefully went through a list of people they do like, which EW sent over to HRC earlier.
We spent less time on specific policies because he seemed less curious about that.
He spoke repeatedly about the necessity to have in place people with ambition and urgency who recognize how much the middle category is hurting and are willing to challenge the financial industry.