WikiLeaks Latest Revelation: Clinton Aides Plotted To Dump Hillary’s Emails
A newly released email from WikiLeaks shows Clinton aides scheming to bury Hillary’s emails.
The email dated March 2nd of 2015, is an exchange between Clinton Campaign chairman John Podesta and former Clinton Chief of Staff and counsel Cheryl Mills, and might indicate that the Clinton campaign intended to circumvent email disclosure rules.
The email’s timing is very critical considering that The New York Times published an explosive story about Hillary’s use of a private email server on that very day.
The exchange between Podesta and Mills:
“On another matter, and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails so better to do so sooner than later,” Podesta said.
“Think you just got your new nickname,” Mills replied, likely referring to longtime Clinton fixer, Lanny Davis.
Here is the email:
Staffers clearly understood that her emails would destroy Clinton’s chances of winning the White House in 2016.
As the Times reported Clinton “did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.”
Clinton was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
Her campaign was soon forced to release emails from her private server — but to the FBI first.
The FBI completed its investigation on July 5, when FBI Director James Comey announced a non-indictment of Clinton, citing a lack of intent.
However, Comey notified Congress last Friday that he would be reopening the Clinton email case due to the discovery of thousands of emails on ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The latest WikiLeaks drip reveals that Podesta’s directive to “dump” emails may show some of the emails were deliberately deleted by Clinton and her staff. If so, the FBI now has proof of intent the agency didn’t have back in July.