Phil Jones has been "putting the emails in context". This one made me laugh. (Emphasis mine)
Email 0714: “Getting people we know and trust [into IPCC] is vital - hence my comment about the tornadoes group.”
This was related to the selection of contributing authors, not IPCC-appointed chapter authors over which I have no influence. It means scientists we could trust to write succinct and clear text.
It's noticeable that CRU doesn't actually give the context for Jones's comments. In the previous email in the thread, Trenberth says
The question is whether these [two possible presentations] might help get us on the same wavelength or highlight disparate views. To the extent we can get on the same page, so much the better. I also have some draft material, adpated from last time, on letters to CAs recruiting them to do the task required (to be sent by email). Question, should the LA send these or us? It may carry more weight if we send them.
It may also give us more control.
Succinct and clear text, my foot.