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Hillary Clinton is For Open Borders

Wikileaks' latest round of email hacks from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, expose devastating policy opinions that Hillary holds in private but denies in public.

Some of these emails quote her speeches to Wall Street bankers, where she admitted she supports open borders and free trade.

According to the New York Times:

In lucrative paid speeches that Hillary Clinton delivered to elite financial firms but refused to disclose to the public, she displayed an easy comfort with titans of business, embraced unfettered international trade and praised a budget-balancing plan that would have required cuts to Social Security, according to documents posted online Friday by WikiLeaks.

The tone and language of the excerpts clash with the fiery liberal approach she used later in her bitter primary battle with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and could have undermined her candidacy had it become public.

Mrs. Clinton comes across less as a firebrand than as a technocrat at home with her powerful audience, willing to be critical of large financial institutions but more inclined to view them as partners in restoring the country's economic health.

Mrs. Clinton said she dreamed of "open trade and open borders" throughout the Western Hemisphere.

In the excerpts from her paid speeches to financial institutions and corporate audiences, Mrs. Clinton said she dreamed of "open trade and open borders" throughout the Western Hemisphere. Citing the back-room deal-making and arm-twisting used by Abraham Lincoln, she mused on the necessity of having "both a public and a private position" on politically contentious issues. Reflecting in 2014 on the rage against political and economic elites that swept the country after the 2008 financial crash, Mrs. Clinton acknowledged that her family's rising wealth had made her "kind of far removed" from the struggles of the middle class.

[Clinton] mused on the necessity of having "both a public and a private position" on politically contentious issues

The passages were contained in an internal review of Mrs. Clinton's paid speeches undertaken by her campaign, which was identifying potential land mines should the speeches become public. They offer a glimpse at one of the most sought-after troves of information in the 2016 presidential raceā€”and an explanation, perhaps, for why Mrs. Clinton has steadfastly refused demands by Mr. Sanders and Donald J. Trump, her Republican rival, to release them.

It's no accident that these emails were leaked hot on the heals of the Trump tape. We can see this in one of two ways: either someone is trying to help Trump, or Wikileaks tried to release the emails so they did the least harm to Hillary Clinton. Or, since many think that Wikileaks is a sock puppet of the Russians, it could just be more chaos for chaos's sake being thrown into the campaign. With this scenario, who actually wins the election doesn't matter — either candidate will be badly wounded on the world stage after taking office next year.

Whatever the truth is, Hillary Clinton's positions on the issues show her to be a globalist and an open borders zealot. If Trump can stay focused in the remaining month of the campaign, he has a wealth of material he can use to savage Hillary Clinton and hopefully sink her candidacy.