October 7, 2016

New Report Shows The White House “Coordinated On Clinton Email Issues”

New details about the White House’s involvement protecting Hillary Clinton when news broke about her private server are sure to provoke fresh outrage. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that senior White House officials were actively taking measures to protect the political prospects of Clinton.

One instance involved the White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, now in the same position with the Clinton campaign, requesting Secretary Kerry avoid questions on the brewing Clinton scandal:

“Their discussion included a request from the White House communications director to her counterpart at the State Department to see if it was possible to arrange for Secretary of State John Kerry to avoid questions during media appearances about Mrs. Clinton’s email arrangement.”

The new emails also show several White House officials strategizing about Kerry’s interview:

“The RNC also obtained an entirely redacted discussion between nearly a dozen top White House communications officials with a subject line referring to Mr. Kerry’s appearance on CBS. A White House official said the internal debate at the time was about whether Mr. Kerry should appear on the shows at all, rather than any attempt to influence what questions were asked.”

In another instance, a senior State Department official provided assurances to Clinton’s personal lawyer:

“In another instance, a top State Department official assured an attorney for Mrs. Clinton that, contrary to media reports, a department official hadn’t told Congress that Mrs. Clinton erred in using a private email account.”

The Clintons have long relied on special treatment. These emails show that fact once again.