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Lobbyist Tony Podesta on Friday downplayed the latest WikiLeaks release that showed his brother John in a conversation about poll-testing personal attacks against then-Sen. Barack Obama regarding his father's Muslim heritage.

John Podesta is now Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. The poll question about Obama, as written in the 2008 emails, included:

" - Obama (owe-BAHM-uh)'s father was a Muslim and Obama grew up among Muslims in the world's most populous Islamic country."

But Tony Podesta told The Hill the question was never actually used.

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