Then-secretary of State Hillary Clinton mused with her friend Sidney Blumenthal about whether her allies John Podesta and Tom Daschle were anonymously undermining President Obama in 2010.
“Why do you think it might be Daschle? Or Podesta?” Clinton asked Blumenthal in a July 2010 email exchange, released as part of the latest tranche of Clinton emails from the State Department.
Podesta is now the head of Clinton’s presidential campaign and Daschle is a former Democratic Senate Majority Leader and current Clinton campaign supporter.
Clinton was responding to an email from Blumenthal in which he sent a Financial Times article titled “Obama Faces Growing Credibility Crisis.” In it, two anonymous “advisers” to Obama gave quotes critical of the president’s leadership.