John Podesta Said He Wanted Cecil the Lion Killer Extradited, Jailed
John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, wrote that the man who killed Cecil the Lion should be extradited to Zimbabwe and jailed, according to hacked emails posted online on Tuesday.
In an August 1, 2015 email to former New York Times reporter Barry Bearak, Podesta suggested that Bearak write a column calling for Cecil the Lion’s killer to be sent back to Zimbabwe to face local authorities.
Bearak had conducted award-winning international reporting for the Times. Bearak also spent time in a Zimbabwean prison while covering the country’s 2008 elections and the resulting backlash against opposition forces by brutal leader Robert Mugabe. – READ MORE