According to the most recent release by Wikileaks of emails hacked from John Podesta’ account, on June 24, 2016, the following email was sent out by Clinton campaign staff member Nick Merrill:
Re: Proposed response to upcoming State Dept disclosure on Sid emails
Just spoke to State a little more about this. A few updates.
1. The plan at the moment is for them to do this tomorrow, first thing in the morning.
2. What that means specifically is that they are going to turn over all the Blumenthal emails to the Committee that they hav along with some other HRC emails that include a slightly broader set of search terms than the original batch. That of course includes the emails Sid turned over that HRC didn’t, which will make clear to them that she didn’t have them in the first place, deleted them, or didn’t turn them over. It also includes emails that HRC had that Sid didn’t, as Brian noted.
3. They do not plan to release anything publicly, so no posting online or anything public-facing, just to the committee. That said, they are considering placing a story with a friendly at the AP (Matt Lee or Bradley Klapper), that would lay this out before the majority on the committee has a chance to realize what they have and distort it. On that last piece, we think it would make sense to work with State and the AP to deploy the below. So assuming everyone is in agreement we’ll proceed. It would be good to frame this a little, and frankly to have it break tomorrow when we’ll likely be close to or in the midst of a SCOTUS decision taking over the news hyenas. Will keep everyone posted if anything changes, including the timing. — Nick
If the emails are authentic, then this email shows that the Clinton campaign was “communicating” with the State Department to get inside information; and that the State Department was communicating with the Associated Press; and that all three were communicating with each other behind the scenes.
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