Even as the FBI revives its investigation into Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email use as secretory of state, Wikileaks has dropped what would appear to be a smoking gun that should have gotten her charged in the first place.
You will recall that in July, when he announced he was not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James Comey asserted that though she was “extremely careless,” she didn’t act with criminal intent.
“I think she was extremely careless. I think she was negligent. That I could establish. What we can’t establish is that she acted with the necessary criminal intent,” Comey declared.
Since then, we’ve learned that Clinton’s team used the likes of everything from Bleach Bit to good ol’ fashioned hammers to delete emails related to the investigation. But if those were a bit too “indirect” to prove criminal intent, how about this email in the newest Wikileaks dump, dropped today?
“We are going to have to dump all those emails.” This, just as the news of her private server use broke publicly… and just two days before they were subpoenaed.
SMOKING GUNJohn Podesta tells Cheryl Mills “we’re going to have to dump all those emails” the day after subpoena. INTENT. #PodestaEmails25 pic.twitter.com/8emc0d8f1H — Gunter Sharp (@GunterGSharp) November 1, 2016
As Zero Hedge reports:
In today’s, 25th, Wikileaks release of hacked Podesta emails, one of the notable highlights is a March 2, 2015 exchange between John Podesta and Clinton aide Cheryl Mills in which the Clinton Campaign Chair says “On another matter….and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails.”
The email, which may indicate intent, was sent at the same time as the NYT story “Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules” – which for the first time revealed the existence of Hillary’s email server – hit, and just days before Hillary’s press conference addressing what was at the time, the stunning revelation that she had a personal email account, and server, in her home.
Mills’ response: “Think you just got your new nick name.”
It is unclear which “Lanny” is referred to: the infamous former DOJ staffer Lanny Breuer who quit in January 2013 after telling Frontline that some banks are too big to fail, or, more likely Lanny Davis, special counsel to President Bill Clinton, and spokesperson for the President and the White House on matters concerning campaign-finance investigations and other legal issues
It is also unclear – for now – which emails Podesta is referring to in the thread, but Podesta adds: “better to do so sooner than later.” We can hope that a subsequent response, yet to be leaked by Wikileaks, will provide more color.
If the exchange is shown to disclose intent to mislead, it will negate the entire narrative prepared by Clinton that she merely deleted “personal” emails and will reveal a strategic plan to hinder the State Department and FBI “investigation.”
This is the first time that particular exchange has emerged among the Podesta emails.
Of course, these emails, obtained illegally, would likely not be admissible in a court of law. But makes you wonder, what other kinds of evidence of “intent” lurk among the 650,000 emails recently found on Huma’s account the FBI and Justice Department are combing through as we speak?
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]