The Hillary Clinton campaign was working with a public relations firm to intentionally launch false personal attacks against Donald Trump to deceive the public, according to emails released by Wikileaks.
Clinton’s Communication Director Jennifer Palmieri was conspiring with the Glover Park Group (GPG) to “swiftboat” Trump, a term used to describe dishonest attacks against a political candidate which are later debunked after the damage is done.
“I know you can’t look past Bernie and March primaries, but who is in charge of the Trump swiftboat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide, but not a half-assed scramble,” Joel Johnson of GPG wrote to Palmieri in Feb. 2016.
Palmieri agreed, and in response Johnson joked about being “behind too many curtains in my day,” a likely reference to the political intrigue of Roman courts in which schemers – and even assassins – concealed themselves behind palace curtains. full story