Hillary Clinton’s emails strike again. This time they show George Soros, Democrat megadonor, expressing regret over supporting Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. According to Newsmax Thursday, in a batch of emails released by the State Department on Thursday, Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress, writes to Clinton in May 2012 to tell her of a conversation she had with Soros at a dinner for Democracy Alliance, a club for major Democratic donors.
“I told him I worked for you in the primaries and he said he’s been impressed that he can always call/meet with you on an issue of policy and said he hasn’t met with the President ever (though I thought he had),” Tanden wrote. “He then said he regretted his decision in the primary — he likes to admit mistakes when he makes them and that was one of them. He then extolled his work with you from your time as First Lady on.”
After he had unsuccessfully tried to set up a meeting with the president at the White House, Soros told The New Yorker in 2012 he felt snubbed by Obama. A Soros insider was quoted as saying: “They pissed on him… He didn’t want a ******* thing! He didn’t want a state dinner, or a White House party—he just wanted to be taken seriously.” Soros gave $5 million to help elect Obama in 2008. The Soros anecdote was one revelation in about 5,500 pages of Clinton emails released Thursday.
“Confidants say that, although he still supports Obama, Soros has been disappointed by him, both politically and personally,” the article said. “When Soros wanted to meet with Obama in Washington to discuss global economic problems, Obama’s staff failed to respond.”
“Eventually, they arranged not a White House interview but, rather, a low-profile, private meeting in New York, when the President was in town for other business. Soros found this back-door treatment confounding,” reports The Hill.
Portions of 275 of the emails released on New Year’s Eve have been newly classified, reports the State Department. Most of the emails were classified “confidential,” which is the lowest level of classification. However, two emails released Thursday were designated “secret,” which is the second-highest level of classification. This applies to information that could cause serious damage to national security if released.
George Soros is a major donor to liberal causes and has donated more than $2 million to the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action.