WikiLeaks has released another condemning email between Hillary Clinton’s staff, showing they were working out a special deal with the State Department so they would have something to tell the press.
Hillary Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmier, sent an email dated March 4, 2015, saying:
“Team, wanted to let you know that Cheryl (Mills) is working with State to get agreement on release of the 55k pages of emails she have to State. The hope would be that we are able to say tonight to the press that we are working with State to get emails released soon. Not sure where those discussions will land, but hope is either State agrees to release on timely basis or we pledge to release them ourselves in ten days/week. Assume you all would agree this is right move?
Then comes the big question…. Jim Margolis replies, asking, “If there is a release of the 55k, are there others that are not being released?”
Joel Benenson, who is the chief strategist for Clinton’s 2016 campaign, responds, “Definitely.”
Palmier responded, “55k is entire batch of emails she gave to State. So that represents all of her email that was official business. Only emails we would not be making public are her truly personal ones.”
Mandy Grunwald asked, “Do we have a definition of “truly personal”? “Family and friends”? Are Huma, Philippe, Cheryl etc included in the 55,000?”
Palmier replied, “Those guys are all in the 55k. Sure there will still be haters who say it is not enough, but it will be an unprecedented release of emails. No one else would have done anything approaching this (in an federal administratio anyway).”
In another email exchange between Clinton’s team about the release of the 55k emails, also on March 4, Philippe Reines wrote:
“… rather than going around and around on how to release the 55k, let’s just be for what’s happening and use this as the excuse. Because we can say even if State has equities, not providing them would put her in legal jeopardy. OR, we say happy for them to have it, happy for the public to read them as soon as State is comforrtable. But let’s somehow take advantage of this.”
Hillary Clinton has often used that exact phrase when the subject of her emails comes up, saying she’s “happy for the emails to be released so the public can read them so everyone will know there’s nothing to be concerned about.”
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