A new WikiLeaks email dump reveals Hillary Clinton may have been boozed up at 4:30 in the afternoon when her campaign tried to reach her in August 2015.
An Aug. 8, 2015, email exchange between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and communications aide Jennifer Palmieri revealed the two discussing whether to call Hillary and “sober her up some.”
“Should I call her and talk this through or better leave with you?” Podesta asked at 2 p.m. “I’m worried she’ll get on with Cheryl [Mills] and we’ll end up in a bad place.”
It took Palmieri two hours to respond to Podesta’s question.
“I think you should call her and sober her up some,” she said.
It’s unclear whether Hillary may have been consuming alcohol or possibly taking medication that afternoon.
On that specific date, her campaign had been plagued with some serious concerns.
For example, an article published by U.S. News & World Report that weekend, titled “Trouble in Hillaryland,” noted, “[H]er predicted coronation seems somewhat less assured than it did a few weeks ago.”
The story continued, “Supporters of Vice President Joe Biden are stirring the pot, telling reporters that he still may jump into the Democratic race and give Clinton a run for her money. And pollsters of both major parties say many voters don’t consider Clinton to be trustworthy, a growing vulnerability.”
Also in February 2015, New York Times reporter Amy Chozick told ABC News she was surprised to discover that Hillary likes to drink while campaigning.
“She likes to drink,” Chozick explained. “We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.”
And on Oct. 9, 2016, Chozick tweeted: “‘We need to take off so we can have some drinks served,’ Hillary says on her campaign plane.”
Hillary confidante Patti Solis Doyle told the Huffington Post, “[Hillary] likes to hang out and drink and gossip.” Doyle said her favorite drinks are wine and vodka.
The following is a SuperCut video showing Hillary partying and knocking back booze through the years:
Perhaps she was just practicing for her Republican outreach strategy, should she win the race for the White House.
In a July 3 article, the New York Times reported that Hillary plans to “seek common ground with the G.O.P. over drinks” in her first 100 days.
It continued, “Mrs. Clinton’s ability to use alcohol as a political lubricant came up repeatedly when allies and advisers were asked how she might work with Republicans. Her tale about a drinking contest with Senator John McCain of Arizona is now a Washington legend. (She said they called it quits before things got out of hand.) She believes that a relaxed, frank discussion is more authentic than trying to bond awkwardly with adversaries over sports — and more productive than keeping them at arm’s length, as Mr. Obama has often done.
“‘She likes to cajole, she likes to make deals, and she likes to make friends,’ said Richard Socarides, a former policy adviser to Bill Clinton and a longtime supporter of Mrs. Clinton. ‘And she knows it’s much harder to go after someone who you basically like, who you’ve had a drink with.'”