WikiLeaks has released a new batch of leaked emails, containing messages sent to and from Barack Obama prior to his inauguration.
The emails were sent from what WikiLeaks claims is a secret address, “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The top email in today’s leak contains a message from about a potential invitation from President George W. Bush to the “President-Elect.” Podesta sent the email while votes were still being cast on November 4th.
The emails show a transition plan being worked on before the 2008 election had taken place. According to an attached memo in one of the emails, Obama was already discussing his transition to office with members of the Bush Administration, including then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, prior to the election.
As you have observed in your interactions with Secretary Paulson, he is apparently eager to involve you and your transition team extensively in his policy choices following the election.
Another attached memo acknowledges that it was unusual to start the transition process so soon.