Did John Podesta Agree Iran Deal Worst Deal Since the 1940s?

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Oct 13, 2016 8:30 AM
Did John Podesta Agree Iran Deal Worst Deal Since the 1940s?

An email exchange between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and John Anzalone of Anzalone Liszt Grove Research shows the former apparently condemning the Iran deal.

In the email Anzalone shares a 2015 BuzzFeed article about the Iran nuclear deal in which Sen. Mark Kirk is quoted predicting that the agreement will lead to nuclear war in the Middle East.

Anzalone emailed Podesta the link to the article along with Kirk’s quote: “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.”

“Yup,” Podesta responded to the email, which had the subject line, “You call it.”

Kirk, who is running for reelection this year, said Podesta’s response showed “recognition from leaders of both parties that the Iran Deal is tragic and dangerous.”

Podesta has blamed the hack of his emails on Russia.

"It is now clear that the illegal hack of my personal account was -- just like the other recent election-related hacks -- the work of the Russian government," Podesta said. "This level of meddling by a foreign power can only be aimed at boosting Donald Trump and should send chills down the spine of all Americans, regardless of political party. Despite receiving an intelligence briefing on the Russians' role in masterminding these hacks, Donald Trump continues to side with the Russians by publicly denying their involvement and even cheering on further intrusions."

He continued: "Worst of all, the growing number of links between Trump's associates, WikiLeaks and the Russian government raises troubling questions about the possibility that Trump's allies had advance knowledge of the release of these illegally obtained emails."