Leaked Clinton staff emails overshadowed by Trump campaign troubles

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

For the third straight business day, WikiLeaks dumped a batch of emails Tuesday taken from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.

The documents provide a unique and invasive look at a presidential campaign in progress, the Clinton team’s assessment of Republican candidates, and efforts at damage control in the wake of some campaign controversies.

Based on the emails, it appears Clinton was far more worried about facing one of the other top Republican candidates than Trump. In one message, chief strategist Joel Benenson warned about Marco Rubio’s political strengths.

In one email, current interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and former CNN contributor Donna Brazile tells Clinton’s staff about a question similar to one Clinton was asked the following day at a CNN town hall event. Brazile denied in a statement Tuesday that she ever received debate questions ear