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Trump's Video Leak Almost Completely Overshadowed Clinton's Email One

WikiLeaks' release of Hillary Clinton's paid Wall Street speeches had some interesting insights, but not many people noticed.
Posted at 3:13 PM, Oct 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 15:13:00-04

Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine had a hard time defending his running mate's latest email controversy Sunday morning.

"Is this document then, is it accurate? Did she tell Brazilian bankers —" CNN's Jake Tapper asked Kaine.

"I have no way of knowing that, I have no way of knowing," Kaine replied. 

"Well, you could ask her," Tapper said. 

But that might be because the Clinton campaign has had a different scandal to focus on.

"When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," Donald Trump said in a video released by The Washington Post on Friday.

The documents Kaine's referring to are part of a batch of Hillary Clinton's emails and speeches leaked by WikiLeaks late last week.

SEE MORE: WikiLeaks Releases Info On Hillary Clinton's Paid Speeches

Those documents include some of Clinton's paid Wall Street speeches.

But the leaked emails show so much more. For instance, Clinton's camp was worried about Jeb Bush's economic policies and saw them as a threat.

And even early on, the higher-ups in the Clinton campaign saw the Clinton Foundation's ties to banks as something to be worried about.

The campaign even seems to have argued over what kind of jokes Clinton should tell during a speech.

The speeches are probably the most problematic for her campaign. In one of the leaked speeches, Clinton admits to being "out of touch" with middle-class America.

The leak seems like something Trump's campaign would highlight.

SEE MORE: Leaked Audio Reveals Trump Bragged About Groping Women

But the leaks were almost immediately overshadowed by The Washington Post's release of a 2005 video that shows Trump joking about groping women.

Trump's campaign has been on the defensive ever since the video leaked, trying to do damage control.

Clinton and Kaine, on the other hand, have gone on the offensive. Clinton called the remarks "horrific" and in that same CNN interview, Kaine linked Trump's comments to "a pattern of sexual assault."

As for the emails, Clinton's team has already said the documents could be "faked" for a "Russian misinformation campaign." The documents were leaked the same day the White House accused Russia of hacking the DNC.