Wikileaks emails raise the question of Hillary’s health problems again.
The media called allegations about Hillary’s health problems a “conspiracy theory.” Then, when mobile phone caught her fainting on video, it was suddenly declared that she had pneumonia. The same media that had insisted the she was healthy, suddenly insisted pneumonia covered all reports on Hillary’s health problems.
Now Wikileaks has given new life to the question of Hillary’s health problems. That, along with taxes, was one of the “hypersensitive” issues the campaign was worried about in early 2015. According to Breitbart, campaign manager Robby Mook wrote John Podesta about it.
“Have you talked with her at all about taxes and health?” he says. “I’m [sic] know both are hyper sensitive but I wonder if both are better dealt with very early so we control them–rather than responding to calls for transparency.”
Mook asks this question directly to Podesta, forwarding a thread where several figures in Clinton’s inner circle — Nick Merrill, Jennifer Palmieri, Kristina Schake, Tony Carrk, and lawyer Marc Elias — discuss potential press questions about Clinton’s nascent campaign. Oddly enough, the earliest email in the thread shows Merrill suggest that details about Mook “wearing polo shirts and using a standing desk” could “[excite] the likes of Ken Vogel and other conspiracy theorists to delve into how we’re operating.”
Then in late July, Clinton’s Director of Speechwriting Dan Schwerin proposes releasing a letter from Clinton’s physician claiming she is in good health. He seems worried about it:
Schwerin proposes giving establishment news outlets some embargoed information on the physician’s letter, writing: “We expect the stories that pop at 2 pm to have headlines such as ‘CLINTON IN ‘EXCELLENT HEALTH,’ MEDICAL RECORDS SAY’ … ‘CLINTON RELEASES HEALTH REPORT’ …
By doing this, writes Schwerin, “we will have given ourselves the best possible, ‘fighting’ chance of promoting the most helpful storylines.
If Hillary’s health is fine, why do they need a fighting chance to convince people?
What’s that about?
Remember, the media is portraying her light schedule and constant seclusion in the campaign as a strategy: “slow and steady.”
It seems that Hillary’s health problems are hiding in plain sight.
But there’s more that Wikileaks has exposed. Edward Klein writes in the Washington Times,
Among all the recent WikiLeaks email dumps, perhaps the most important one of all has been overlooked by the mainstream media.
In it, Neera Tanden, Hillary Clinton’s longtime political guru, warned campaign manager John Podesta not to raise the question of primary opponent Bernie Sanders’ health because it would draw unwanted attention to the hidden truth about Hillary’s health.
“Hard to think of anything more counter-productive than demanding Bernie’s medical records,” Mr. Tanden emailed Mr. Podesta, according to an email obtained by WikiLeaks from Mr. Podesta’s personal inbox.
Tanden seems to be applying the principle that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Hillary’s health problems must be severe if she has difficulty thinking of anything more threatening than raising questions about them.