VP of Podesta-Founded Group: Podesta Emails Are A DC, New York Story And Average Voter Doesn't Care

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Vice President of the Center for American Progress Daniella Gibbs Leger defended John Podesta, the founder of the think tank, and his hacked e-mails that have been released by the group WikiLeaks. Leger, a former special assistant to President Obama, said the revelations from Podesta's emails do not matter to the average voter and called the dump a D.C. and New York "story."

"If you talk to, you know, the average voter out there, I think this is a story in D.C. It's a story in New York. It's a story with people who follow politics very closely like we do," Leger said Wednesday morning on MSNBC.

"I think this is good palace intrigue but I really don't think it's going to move the needle 13 days out from the election," Leger told MSNBC's Tamron Hall.

TAMRON HALL, MSNBC: Now 19 batches of e-mails. This latest one, we stress, these are not confirmed, but the Clinton campaign has not said that they are inaccurate e-mails or false e-mails. This latest, at least discusses whether or not President Obama was aware of this private server. Does this stick through the election?

DANIELLA GIBBS LEGER: You know, I don't think it does. If you talk to, you know, the average voter out there, I think this is a story in D.C. It's a story in New York. It's a story with people who follow politics very closely like we do. But I think the average voter is really more concerned about what Hillary Clinton is going to do or what Donald Trump is going to do to make their everyday lives better, what their policies are. So, you know, I think this is good palace intrigue but I really don't think it's going to move the needle 13 days out from the election.

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