Sunday, October 16, 2016
Podesta leak highlights relationship between Clinton campaign, State Dept. and journalists
At WTIMES by Andrew Blake,
When more than a dozen emails were revealed last year to have gone missing from Hillary Clinton’s private sever, her advisors braced for the blowback by suggesting the State Department relay the news first to reporters they considered “friendly,” leaked emails reveal.
In private messages exchanged within Mrs. Clinton’s inner circle and published by WikiLeaks on Friday, advisors to the Democratic candidate for president are seen discussing ways to minimize harm as they prepared for lawmakers to learn that 16 emails between Mrs. Clinton and longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal had seemingly disappeared from the email server she used while secretary of state.
The Clinton camp had already supplied the State Department with more than 55,000 emails to be handed over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi when it learned in June 2015 that Mr. Blumenthal had given investigators 16 emails between him and Mrs. Clinton that were absent from the initial cache.