Mark Cuban says hacked Clinton campaign emails show a 'positive organization'

Billionaire Mark Cuban says the findings that have emerged from the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta are examples of a "positive organization."

Talking with AOL on Wednesday, Cuban said the main reason for his lack of concern over the slew of emails released by WikiLeaks recently is due large in part because "none are from her."

"Nothing that I saw doesn't exemplify a positive organization," said Cuban.

Despite Donald Trump praising the leaks as evidence that Hillary Clinton is "corrupt," Cuban says they merely reveal the workings of a large campaign with multiple perspectives, and for Cuban "that's the only way to become smarter."

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#1: "I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always."

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#2: "When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?"

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#3: "Because if you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there."

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#4: "Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write."

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#5: "​In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong."

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#6: "I've learned that it doesn't matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once. I tried to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot lots of times, and I learned from them all."

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#7: "Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you."

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#8: "Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems."

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#9: "It's not about money or connections -- it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time."

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#10: "What I've learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you'll find that you put the time in. You won't just ask somebody if it's a good idea, you'll go figure out if it's a good idea."

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WikiLeaks has so far released 13 batches of hacked emails, which according to U.S. intelligence agencies, were obtained by the Russian government in an attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Multiple controversies regarding the Clinton campaign have come to light through these emails including transcripts of Clinton's paid speeches to top bankers where she is quoted as stating the importance of having "both a public and a private" position on policies.

Another batch of emails sparked controversy over the Clinton campaign categorizing potential vice presidential picks by gender and race.

Cuban expressed the importance of having differing points of view within a campaign, saying, "You want disagreements, you don't want people who only agree with you," said Cuban. "You want people that will put up ideas and share them. You don't expect them to become public."

Cuban admitted there are people working for him that he doesn't always agree with. "Some I disagree with vehemently, but I want those positions in." Cuban said.

The billionaire added that a diversity of voices is a "big difference" between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


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