"I would only do this for political reasons (ie to make Soros happy)," Robert Mook, Clinton’s campaign strategist, said in October 2014 in his email to the two other campaign members, Huma Abedin and Podesta, when asked if Clinton should attend a fundraiser for America Votes.
According to the email Mook was replying to, Clinton was scheduled to have a dinner with Soros, who was going to ask her to go to a fundraiser for America Votes he would be hosting in his house.
Mook also said in his reply that he was not sure the event was worth attending as America Votes was not "adding any value" to the election campaign.
America Votes is a social welfare organization that works to advance progressive causes and increase Democratic Party voter turnout. While it does not disclose its donors, it is rumored to be supported by business magnate Soros, known for his active backing of progressive and liberal causes.
WikiLeaks has released over 15,000 emails written to or by Podesta, including those from the early stages of Clinton’s campaign.