More Insight from Podesta’s Emails: Bill Clinton Puts Pressure on Greece

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras speaks with former President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York in September 2015. PHOTO: Japan Times/AFP-JIJI

Like Hillary Clinton, her campaign manager John Podesta didn’t seem to appreciate that email is not a private or secure form of communication — a lesson that is no doubt resonating now as Wikileaks continues to publish their embarrassing and compromising communiques.

Among Podesta’s leaked emails is one from last year in which Bill Clinton’s (WJC) former chief of staff Tina Flornoy asks the former president to pressure Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to sign a deal with Greece’s bankster creditors. It seems that the WJC response was thumbs up, but Clinton questioned whether there should be pressure put on Germany’s Angela Merkel, too. Tsipras finally signed a third catastrophic memorandum for Greece after retreating against the Troika mafia.

The email also reveals the fact that the Americans were feeling in a panic concerning the Greece issue. The U.S. elite was worried that it might leave the Eurozone. At the time, Greece was flirting with the Sino-Russian bloc. Tsipras failed to access this weakness in the neoliberal front. Instead of keeping Varoufakis, he listened to the fake and I suggest compromised weak sisters inside his party, finally surrendering to the jackals and hyenas.

On Jul 10, 2015, at 10:34 AM, John Podesta <> wrote:

i’m on a train and hard to talk by phone. White House asked me whether WJC had enough of a relationship with PM Tsipras to call him and counsel him to make a deal. Can you ask him whether that’s in the realm of possibility. If yes, I can talk to him after I’m off the train and explain their thinking and what they are hoping to accomplish. Thanks.
Date: 2015-07-10 12:59
Subject: Re: WJC

He says yes, but he’d need a lot more info than he has now. His immediate question is – are we pushing Merkle too? What time will you be available to talk? They have Charlotte, so just need to be able to give a heads up

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