WikiLeaks: Clinton Feared ‘Blowback’ for Gun Control
WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Feared ‘Blowback’ for Gun Control Push
Emails contained in the WikiLeaks release show Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta feared “blowback” from their own supporters if they pushed gun control in Arizona.
Another email thread, containing messages from Jennifer Palmieri and Clinton senior adviser Jim Margolis, highlights concerns about how to push gun control in rural areas and raised the question of whether gun control should even be mentioned in the South.
In the Podesta email, dated March 17, 2016, Clinton campaign staff weighs how to best contrast Clinton with Bernie Sanders on guns. They discuss, ahead of a March 18 “press call with AZ locals about guns,” how they will go after Donald Trump on the issue