One of the emails contained in the Wikileaks’ Podesta email release shows that Hillary Clinton had gun control supporters planted in a town hall audience in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The town hall occurred on October 5, 2015; just four days after a man opened fire on Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon.
In the email thread, dated October 4, 2015, a “speech draft” was passed around “on behalf of Megan Rooney.” The email contained “talking points” for Clinton to use to discuss guns in Manchester.
The first part of the email reminded other campaign staffers that the town hall had no specific focus, although gun control would be highlighted:
Here are short TPs about guns for the NH community college town hall >>> tomorrow. This is not a town hall exclusively about gun violence — it’s just a >>> regular town hall.
The email then turned, reminding everyone that there would be gun control plants at the town hall; that those plants would be from various gun control groups:
But the person who will introduce [Clinton] will tell a story >>> about gun violence in her life, and there will be people in the audience >>> from gun violence orgs.