But what about the strange reference in Corsi’s email to Stone referring to Wikileaks information on Clinton’s health as though it were connected to documents related to Podesta? The materialized as well. On October 24, Wikileaks released documents from the trove of stolen Podesta emails suggesting that Podesta and other members of the campaign were concerned about Clinton’s health.
The Trump circle quickly helped promote the Wikileaks documents. Corsi’s own Twitter account tracks the chronology from laying the groundwork in August to capitalizing on the Wikileaks Podesta release in October 2016.
For his part, Trump began hammering Clinton’s purported health problems again within two days of the Oct. 24 Wikileaks release. At a campaign rally on Oct. 26, he made a curt remark suggesting Clinton was exhausted at the end of the second debate. The following day at a campaign speech in Ohio, Trump elaborated suggesting Clinton almost collapsed after the second debate. “Of course she had a lot of people around; they had a lot of people around her, which was smart,” he added. His reference to Clinton’s health was a significant enough change in his regular stump speech that it made headlines. As the Washington Post reported at the time, however, “No evidence has emerged that Clinton was suffering physically during or after the debates.”