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Hacked email shows Clinton adviser ginning up student protests against pro-coal professor

Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe mentored a young Barack Obama, but he’s dead to the wealthy environmentalist left.

Among the hacked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta that WikiLeaks has been dribbling out, one details a request to billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer to bury Tribe in student protests.

The problem? Tribe represented a coal company suing the Environmental Protection Agency over allegedly unconstitutional regulations, former College Fix writer Christopher White explains at The Daily Caller:

“Can you get your pall McKibben to organize Harvard student protests against him,” Podesta wrote, referring to Steyer’s relationship to anti-fossil fuel environmentalist, Bill McKibben. “I’m all for academic freedom when it’s not bought and paid for by Peabody Coal.”

McKibben is a professor at Middlebury College in Vermont and the co-founder of anti-oil group 350.org, which works to force universities to divest from fossil fuels. The group also works to create student environmental activist groups around the country.

Steyer told Podesta that he was “on it,” telling Clinton’s confidant that he “will try” to get McKibben to use his student network to send Tribe a message.

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