Obama was Pressured by Podesta not to Sign the Roberts Bill Because it Would Help Sanders’ Campaign

John Podesta and his staff discuss the need to ‘act with the White House’ in order to disrupt legislation that would help the Sanders campaign:

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From:GHIRSHBERG@Stonyfield.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com CC: jsullivan@hillaryclinton.com Date: 2016-03-13 19:50

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He has embraced the compromise, yes. But frankly he is way out of step with average consumers with his love of the QR code and also his faith in the promise of biotech. He has also become persuaded by the big Ag commodity folks that labeling will lead to food shortages. I can deliver plenty of experts who can shoot down all of these convictions with hard facts. But to answer you bluntly, this may be a time when the President needs to over rule my friend Tom because of the macro political considerations. Will land in 45 mins and can talk if you want and I can also pull in Scott Faber to help clarify which senators. Gh Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 13, 2016, at 2:34 PM, John Podesta <john.podesta@gmail.com> wrote:

> Has Vilsack signed off on this? > >> On Sunday, March 13, 2016, Gary HIRSHBERG <GHIRSHBERG@stonyfield.com> wrote: >> John, the Roberts bill will be introduced on Monday night and it is now highly likely that a very bad “compromise” version will pass the senate this week and be approved by the House and on its way to the White House within a very short period. I can promise you that if President Obama signs this terrible legislation that blatantly validates Bernie’s entire campaign message about Wall Street running our government, this will give Bernie a huge boost and 10,000 -20,000 outraged citizens ( who WILL turn up because they will be so angry at the President for preemption vt) will be marching on the Mall with Bernie as their keynote speaker. In short, I feel certain that Obama (who famously promised on camera to implement mandatory GMO labeling) signing this bill will result in adding at least another month or more of money and attention to the Sanders campaign. >> >> To avoid this, this bill can still be stopped if the WH and Clinton campaign come down now on the 12-14 farm state dems who Roberts will need to pass this compromise. >> >> I am on a plane until 6:30 pm EST but can talk after that. I am also passing the same message to David Simas. >> >> It will be terrible to hand Sanders this advantage at such a fragile time when we really need to save our $$$ for the Trump fight. We should discuss with your team immediately. >> >> Gh >> >> Sent from my iPhone

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