…and what awful things was he emailing to Hillary anyway? Dylan Matthews tells us at Vox.com:
And while Clinton has insisted the missives were “unsolicited,” the emails show she regularly sought Blumenthal’s counsel. In a reply to a missive from Blumenthal about the 2010 coalition negotiations in the United Kingdom, she wrote, “I shared your emails w Bill who thought they were ‘brilliant’! Keep ’em coming when you can.”This is the first thing I’ve seen that tells us what those emails to Hillary from Sidney Blumenthal actually said. I find it encouraging that Hillary asked for more — and that Bill found them “brilliant.”
Blumenthal’s emails to Clinton described then-House Minority Leader John Boehner as “louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle”; attacked the Tea Party for wanting to “divide the nation” until “it won’t look or feel like America”; assailed his former employer, the New Republic, as a “preferred outlet for the highest level Likud/neocon propaganda”; forwarded a piece on the Koch Brothers by the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer with the subject line “Yes, there is a vast right wing conspiracy”; sent Clinton a number of articles by his son, the anti-Israel journalist Max Blumenthal; and passed along a memo from his close friend and prominent Clinton ally David Brock describing a plan to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.