The latest batch of WikiLeaks hacked emails from John Podesta revealed the Hillary campaign has been coordinating illegally with both the State Department and the Justice Department.
The illegal activity is actually two separate incidents, but both had one purpose: to help the Hillary Clinton campaign avoid scandal.
First, WikiLeaks has revealed that the Clinton campaign coordinated a response to the email server scandal with a member of the State Department.
Emails from campaign chairman John Podesta show that the state official provided Clinton aides with the agency’s official response to a New York Times reporter in advance of the paper’s March 2015 report that Clinton had used a private email account to conduct business while serving as secretary of state.
WikiLeaks released the hacked emails Wednesday in part of a massive trove of emails disclosed by the whistleblowing website. The site has released new Podesta emails on a daily basis since October. WikiLeaks has indicated it intends to leak emails stolen from Podesta’s account every day through the election.
In a March 1, 2015 email, State Department press aide Lauren Hickey told Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill and two other advisers that then-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki had “just cleared” a reply to the Times. Hickey provided the agency’s response to the Clinton aides and also appeared to agree to a change requested by the campaign, saying: “Yes on your point re records – done below.” It is not clear what specific change was requested and made.
It should be noted that the coordination between the State Department and the Clinton campaign was done BEFORE the scandal became public knowledge.
The second incident involved an ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL with the Justice Department who kept John Podesta informed of developments with the email scandal investigation. Peter Kadzik once represented Podesta, who claimed that he “kept him out of prison.” Kadzik told him about possible questions being raised in federal hearings and other developments in the investigation. It seems Kadzik knew his actions were wrong, as he purposely used his private GMAIL account to communicate with Podesta, not his Justice Department email.
This Fox News report has more details.
It should be no surprise, then, that the Justice Department demanded the FBI “stand down” in their investigation of Clinton’s email server. The corruption within the Hillary campaign is widespread and undeniable. It is what happens when politicians spend too much time in Washington.