WikiLeaks: Podesta Talks About 'Terrible Decisions' Having to Do With Clinton's 'Instincts'

By Susan Jones | October 31, 2016 | 11:57am EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Uncle Nancy’s Coffee House, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

( - Asked how he was feeling about the Clinton campaign in a Sept. 6, 2015 email, Campaign Chairman John Podesta told Neera Tanden, a former Clinton policy adviser, he had some concerns:

First, Podesta predicted that Vice President Joe Biden would get into the race.

"We are still way more likely than not to win nomination," Podesta wrote to Tanden.

"We've taken on a lot of water that won't be easy to pump out of the boat.

"Most of that has to do with terrible decisions made pre-campaign, but a lot has to do with her instincts.

"She's nervous so prepping more and performing better. Got to do something to pump up excitement but not certain how to do that."

Podesta was talking about Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business when he referred to "terrible decisions" and the campaign taking on water.

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