Two of Hillary Clinton's top advisers worried that it might be politically dicey for their candidate to come out in support of strengthening bribery laws, a leaked email conversation shows.
Neera Tanden, the head of the Center for American Progress, and Jake Sullivan, Clinton's chief foreign policy expert, talked in late February 2016 and early March about what government reforms Clinton should get behind, according to an email made public by Wikileaks from campaign chairman John Podesta's cache.
'This is a jump ball,' wrote Tanden to Sullivan. 'She may be so tainted she's really vulnerable = if so, maybe a message of I've seen how this sausage is made, it needs to stop, I'm going to stop it will actually work.'
Sullivan had outlined a number of proposals, but said that one of his favorites was: 'Strengthen bribery laws to ensure that politicians [don't] change legislation for political donations.'