Ex-Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta Still Losing Sleep Over Loss to Trump

Former Hillary Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta admitted Wednesday that he is still losing sleep over the Clinton campaign’s inability to beat President Trump in November. “Obviously we bear the burden of having lost the Electoral College, so you know I lose sleep about that every night,” he said on CNN. The Clinton team has had an unusually hard time dealing with its loss — possibly in part due to its apparent confidence that it would beat the longshot Trump campaign comfortably. Hillary Clinton has made a number of speeches in which she has blamed a multitude of other for her loss — specifically Russia and former FBI Director James Comey. In September she will release a 500+ page book on the subject, called: What Happened. Podesta’s interview shows that the defeat really got under the Clinton team’s skin. However, Podesta says that Trump’s continued references to his election win show the opposite. “It’s unprecedented. You never saw that behavior from any other president who’s talking about the person they beat,” Podesta said, without noting that it is also unprecedented for a losing campaign to talk about the defeat as much as the Clinton campaign, or to cast the legitimacy of
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Sarah Sanders Blasts Press for ‘Russia Scandal Fake News’, Points to Clintons’ Real Russia Relationships

Newly minted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders flipped Russia conspiracy questions during Tuesday’s press briefing, pointing to a lack of evidence against the Trump Administration and a host of evidence against Bill and Hillary Clinton.
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Podesta: New White House Chief of Staff Needs to Protect Mueller from Trump

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta said newly appointed White House chief of staff John Kelly had to protect special counsel Bob Mueller “from the continued assault by the president and by the White House.” Podesta said, “Maybe the most difficult thing he needs to do, is — and you might be surprised to hear me say this. I think he has to protect the Justice Department and protect Bob Mueller and the investigation going on there from the continued assault by the president and by the White House. It’s going to be his job to provide a bulwark against interference by the White House. Which at the end of the day is going to get them in more trouble than less.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key On Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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