In a purportedly hacked email released on the WikiLeaks website, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta appears to write to Hillary Clinton and a top aide urging Clinton to call prominent Latino politicians, including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Energy Secretary Federico Pena to ask for their support.
The subject line of the purported email reads, “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call.”
The Clinton camp and Podesta declined comment. Richardson did not immediately comment.
The message is one of nearly 2,000 dumped today and more than 7,000 released in total from the anti-secrecy website. So far, the Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the emails, nor commented on specific messages.
In the body of the message, which appears to have been sent to Clinton and aide Huma Abedin, Podesta includes pitches about why the democratic candidate should call each politician, both of whom served in her husband’s cabinet.