Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta used a term known to reference assassination in an email sent to a lobbyist days before Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s mysterious death.
The email, an exchange between Podesta and D.C. lobbyist Steve Elmendorf, appeared in a trove of documents dumped by the organization WikiLeaks Wednesday.
“Didn’t think wet works meant pool parties at the Vineyard,” Podesta says in the February 9 email under the subject line “Thanks”.
“I’m all in,” gay lobbyist and Hillary delegate Steve Elmendorf replies. “Sounds like it will be a bad nite, we all need to buckle up and double down.”
Justice Scalia was later found dead in a hotel room in Texas on the night of February 12 – three days after the email exchange took place.
The mysterious death was seen as suspicious by many, including a former US Army intelligence officer who deemed the pillow found over Scalia’s head to be a warning.
Emails sent throughout the Clinton campaign on the day Scalia’s death was announced show the team debated on whether or not to address the issue, and what should be said if anything.
Former U.S. Senate staffer Brent Budowsky also emailed Podesta on the 13th, the day Scalia’s body was found, suggesting a replacement for the late judge.
Others have pointed out there is a vineyard located right on the Cibolo Creek Ranch property, the site where the judge’s body was found.
The term “wetwork” typically refers to murder or assassination, however as one former NSA analyst points out, it’s usually spelled as one word.
Alternatively, the email could also reference being “murdered” at the polls. The message’s date, February 9, coincides with the night of the New Hampshire primary results, where Hillary lost to Bernie Sanders 60.4% to 38%.
Without additional context, it’s almost impossible to tell what use of the term “wet works” in the email refers to.
Infowars has reached out to Mr. Podesta. We’ll update this article if he responds.
Even if the email has nothing to do with Scalia, the Clinton campaign chairman’s use of the term will undoubtedly fuel speculation.