On Friday, January 1, 2016, Brent Budowsky [Columnist and blogger for The Hill-RW] <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> John, assume I wrote a thousand words about this. It is disquieting that
> when HRC was secretary of state she spent a good time of time doing gossip
> emails with Sid Blumenthal about various matters, the ubiquitous Lanny
> Davis shilling for himself in pathetic ways, and Neera Tanden gossiping > about what Soros thinks of Obama. At least Tanden I regard as a serious
> person. Sid and Lanny I do not by standards of a secretary of state or > potential president.
> I was not in touch with you at the time of the healthcare debate, but what
> Sid suggests does not strike me as your style. I was in very regular and
> close touch with Daschle at the time, and he would never have said to the
> press what Sid suggests, and since I am in the press I know those were not
> his views. I guarantee that based on direct personal knowledge of Tom's
> views and actions at the time. Blumenthal did not have the slightest idea
> of what he was talking about in his girlie gossip with the secretary of
> state about this. Why she places such great stock over so much time in
> these exchanges with Blumenthal is mystifying to me---and frankly
> This whole subject, to use vernacular, gives me the creeps. Secretaries
> of state, presidential candidates and presidents should not be spending
> their time on this kind of minor league stuff.
> Sent from my iPad
Date: 2016-01-01 20:01
Subject: Re: New Clinton emails
Sid is lost in his own web of conspiracies. I pay zero attention to what he says.