On Thursday, Judicial Watch released what it says is likely the "final batch" of emails recovered or found by the FBI among the 33,000 emails Hillary Clinton tried to "delete or destroy" from her unsecured private email server. Among the emails highlighted by the government watchdog are five email exchanges Judicial Watch determined to contain classified information. The organization has also drawn attention to a few notable email exchanges, including one lengthy memo from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton warning about an effort "coordinated by Jewish institutional leaders" designed to undermine an Obama appointment and laying out a plan to thwart that alleged effort.
In the memo, titled "Good Cop, Bad Cop" and sent on Jan. 29, 2009, Blumenthal proposed a plan to Clinton designed to counter an alleged "attack" by U.S. "Jewish leadership" on President Obama's appointment of fomer Sen. George Mitchell as Special Envoy to the Middle East. "The same sources that informed me during the campaign that Sarah Palin had been invited to the Israel rally that you were scheduled to address without telling you are now saying that the attack last week by Abe Foxman of ADL on the appointment of George Mitchell as Special Envoy to the Middle East was coordinated by Jewish institutional leaders and carefully scripted," Blumenthal wrote.
Blumenthal suggested that Mitchell's Arab descent made him "vulnerable" to the alleged "coordinated" attack: "Malcolm Hoenlein, vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, is the chief organizer," wrote Blumenthal. "Foxman was chosen as point man to shoot the first round, but he was hardly acting alone. Foxman's remark that Mitchell is neutral and therefore suspect simply lays down a marker. Mitchell is distrusted for his previous work and statements on the issue. That he is of Arab descent, which has deliberately gone unmentioned for now but may be used later, makes him politically vulnerable, whatever his qualifications, skill or stature."
Blumenthal then warned that his sources say Netanyahu is informing the Jewish leadership about everything Clinton told him. "The same sources tell me that every one of your conversations and communications with Bibi Netanyah u [sic] flows directly and instantly back to top Jewish leadership. You should, of course, assume that nothing involving him is private," he wrote. He later said of Netanyahu: "Bibi and the Jewish leadership should be expected to use political means, including outsourcing personal attacks, to counter moves the administration seeks in any peace process or initiating any negotiations. As you know, Bibi is deeply connected to political networks in the US-media, Jewish groups, Republican leaders, and right-wing Christian right organizations."