Veteran Democratic legislative and media activist Brent Budowsky of LA Progressive issued a sobering warning to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in March 2015 just before she announced her candidacy about the damage that would result from constantly erupting corruption scandals.
Budowsky told Podesta how discouraged he was to learn “that problems with foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation continue, Hillary Clinton was still making paid speeches for hire this week, and Tony Rodham is hustling gold mining deals in Haiti.” Tony Rodham is Hillary Clinton’s brother.
“If there is one thing that could well bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy, it is this cycle of money issues about which I am now feeling red alerts, loud bells, warning signals, and red flags,” Budowsky wrote in a March 21, 2015, email to John Podesta. Wikileaks made the email public Saturday.
“And I am now seriously pissed off that there is a real chance that her candidacy and the Democratic Party could be destroyed by these self-created dangers that continue to proliferate the closer she gets to presumably announcing her candidacy.”