An email with the subject line 'Greetings!' set in motion an effort to persuade Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, to meet with the head of a mining conglomerate about 'environmental' projects.
The email is included in the latest batch of emails from a massive hack posted on Wikileaks. The emails are believed to have been hacked from Podesta's personal gmail account.
'As always, I am proud of you my friend,' begins Orson Porter, a former Bill Clinton and White House aide who joined Teneo Holdings, the global communications firm headed by two Clinton confidants, Declan Kelly and Doug Band.
'As you may know I recently departed Nike and joined the Teneo group,' Porter continues in his note to Podesta, writing that he reached out to offer 'my support.'