‘Wet Works’: Podesta Email Makes Assassination Reference Days Before Scalia Death

As Wikileaks dumps more and more emails of Hillary Clinton’s the curtain falls down more and more. John Podesta has been appearing in many of the recently leaked emails. And now he is entangled with this controversy. He certainly does not look good after the release of these emails.

In one email he is shown using a slang term for assassination just days before a Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died. The email was a specific exchange between Podesta and Steve Elmendorf who is a lobbyist in Washington D.C.

In a February 9th email Podesta wrote an email that was titled ‘Thanks’ and said,

“Didn’t think wet works meant pool parties at the Vineyard.”

Steve Elmendorf who is a LGBT lobbyist wrote back,

“I’m all in. Sounds like it will be a bad night, we all need to buckle up and double down.”


Justice Scalia died just three days later and was found in deceased in his hotel room. Some found the death to be suspicious especially considering the recent election and how the death of a Justice could impact the election. One US Army intelligence officer noted that the pillow above his head was rather suspicious indicating possible foul play.

Emails also show campaign staff discussing whether they should public ally acknowledge Scalia’s death or whether they should simply say nothing at all. On the day of Scalia’s death Senate staffer Brent Budowsky emailed Podesta giving a possible replacement for Scalia.

Wet works usually refers to an assassination. But it is usually spelled as one word. Podesta has not responded to the media about these emails despite being contacted to comment. The use of such a controversial and dangerous word alone stirs up a lot of chaos.  His death certainly comes at an opportune time of Democrat’s providing them the ability to influence court decisions for generations to come without having a Republican president to appoint a new Justice.

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