BUT WHY WAS IT NEEDED?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 6, 2016) — On October 1, 2015. Clinton Director of Paid Media Oren Shur discussed with campaign chairman John Podesta, Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, and campaign manager Robby Mook television advertising which the campaign planned to purchase.
The references to “IA” and “NH” signify the two states which launch the quadrennial presidential caucuses and primaries, respectively.
At the time he was hired by the campaign, YNetNews reported that Shur was “in his early 30s.”
“Ø All three TV firms are script writing, we’ll review drafts tomorrow afternoon. Research had pulled for us some of our best news clips. The trick, of course, is to connect Benghazi to emails in a way that’s credible. But we discussed different ways to do it,” Shur began his email.
His reference to “Benghazi” was to the terrorist attack, first described by the Obama regime as a “spontaneous protest,” launched against a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 resulting in the deaths of four Americans. Testimony of a then-State Department employee with knowledge of the situation at the time contended that a military team was prepared to deploy that night in a rescue operation but that someone within the Obama regime gave a “stand-down” order for reasons as yet unexplained.
Clinton has not divulged exactly what she was doing when she received notification that the compound had come under attack. Although she blamed the deadly incident on an “awful internet video” in face-to-face meetings with the victims’ surviving family members when the bodies were returned stateside, she later implied that the survivors were dishonest for accusing her of lying when it became evident that the attack was preplanned by terrorists who exploited the compound’s lack of security for which the State Department was responsible.
Ø The difficult part here is testing – if we want to ship something early next week, our testing options are very limited, and I feel like we really need to understand whether voters will believe that we can credibly conflate Benghazi and emails. But we do have groups tonight and tomorrow afternoon – so tonight, we’re testing some video clips tonight in the groups and this spot that the digital team mocked up:
The preview clip to which Shur referred is no longer available online, as might be expected.
After Shur welcomed discussion about his ideas and suggestions, Mook responded approximately two hours later that “I think we gotta do this in IA and Nh.”
In the wake of the news on Sunday that FBI Director James Comey will not be referring evidence gleaned from the purported review of more than a half-million emails from the laptop of Clinton key aide Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner, Palmieri tweeted that “If ‘whopper’ email is published by WikiLeaks in next 2 days, ‘it’s probably a fake.'”
In June, WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange, had predicted that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch would not “push for an indictment” against Clinton for her use of a private email server. July, he said he possessed and would publish documents that would “ensure Hillary’s arrest.”