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Clinton email told staff to explore 'lessons' from UK election

Robby Mook (l) and John Podesta (r) were both addressed in the email Credit: Reuters

Hillary Clinton tasked her top staff in an email with exploring the "lessons" which could be learned from the 2015 UK general election.

In the message, disclosed by WikiLeaks, Clinton told staff Tony Blair had warned her that Labour would lose "badly" if the party ran a "base" campaign.

Clinton, who is at the centre of an email scandal related to classified information, addressed the email to personnel including campaign managers John Podesta, Robby Mook and Huma Abedin.

The messaged, dated May 11, 2015 and subjected "British election", opens: "I'd like to discuss your analysis of what, if any, lessons we should draw from what happened".

It adds: "Tony Blair told me months ago that if Labor (sic) ran a "base" election campaign, they would lose badly, even w/o the wipe out in Scotland".

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