Hillary Clinton's campaign 'wanted to elevate Donald Trump and other extreme Republicans' to make the GOP's nominee 'unpalatable', according to Wikileaks
- The Clinton Campaign wanted to elevate 'extreme' Republican candidates
- Wikileaks claims to have published an email outlining the party's plan
- Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson were identified as 'Pied Pipers'
- The alleged party email says they could be used to make the GOP 'extreme'
The Clinton Campaign allegedly discussed ways to elevate Donald Trump and other 'extreme' Republican candidates to make the party's eventual nominee 'unpalatable'.
The new information was published by Wikileaks on Saturday, after it claimed on Friday to have obtained emails sent to and from campaign chairman John Podesta.
'This memo is intended to outline the strategy and goals a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign would have regarding the 2016 Republican presidential field,' the email that was sent to the Democratic National Committee on April 7, 2015, began.
The Clinton Campaign allegedly discussed ways to elevate Donald Trump and other 'extreme' Republican candidates to make the party's eventual nominee 'unpalatable'
'Our hope is that the goal of a potential HRC campaign and the DNC would be one-in-the-same: to make whomever the Republicans nominate unpalatable to a majority of the electorate.'
The email then outlined three ways the party planned to reach its goal: forcing all Republican candidates into extreme positions, undermining their credibility and trust with voters, and to 'muddy the water' on any attacks made against Hillary Clinton.
It then discussed how one of the main paths to achieving all three outcomes was to promote 'Pied Piper Candidates'.
The three leading candidates mentioned in the category where Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson.
Donald Trump was one of three 'Pied Piper Candidates' identified in an alleged Democratic Party strategy email
Ben Carson was another former candidate named in the email, which described how the party allegedly wanted to make the eventual Republican nominee 'unpalatable'
'We don’t want to marginalize the more extreme candidates, but make them more "Pied Piper" candidates who actually represent the mainstream of the Republican Party,' the email read.
'We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to them seriously.'
Saturday's release comes after Wikileaks published emails from Podesta on Friday.
One of them, sent by campaign research director Tony Carrk in January this year, points out 'flags' in Clinton's paid speeches.
'We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to them seriously,' the alleged email read. Pictured is 'Pied Piper Candidate' Ted Cruz
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally at the Henderson Pavilion in Nevada on October 5
The email, titled 'HRC paid speeches', lists excerpts from several of Clinton's speeches in front of audiences such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.
Carrk appeared to have written potential damaging headlines, forecasting how her comments could be perceived. One of these possible headlines states: 'Clinton admits she is out of touch.'
The next paragraph includes the following excerpt, from a speech Clinton gave in 2014.
'And now, obviously, I'm kind of far removed because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven't forgotten it.'
Wikileaks (editor Julian Assange is pictured) published emails from campaign chairman John Podesta on Friday. One, sent by research director Tony Carrk, points out 'flags' in Clinton's speeches
emocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a Women for Hillary fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in Washington on October 5
Julian Assange, who has been living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, had planned to give a speech marking Wikileaks' 10th anniversary on Monday.
The speech, which could have been damaging to Clinton, could have been an 'October Surprise' released in time to influence the outcome of the presidential election.
But he cancelled it and instead spoke by video link in Berlin on Tuesday.
The Clinton camp refused to confirm whether the emails are authentic when speaking to Buzzfeed on Friday.
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