When it comes to her scandals being made public, Hillary Clinton has the luxury of being given a heads up.
Would it be a stretch to think that the woman who was formally Secretary of State would get special treatment from the State Department? Of course not – and as we just learned from the latest Wikileaks dump, that was indeed the case.
The Department of State provided a detailed readout of official email traffic it was about to release in response to Freedom of Information Act requests to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The emails concerned speeches former President Bill Clinton gave abroad, and did not include any traffic from Hillary Clinton, according to new emails released by WikiLeaks.
As a result of the State Department’s actions, the Clinton campaign was able to plan out damage control ahead of time. Of course, I don’t think it’s much of a surprise that the former Secretary of State would be getting special favors from the State Department.
Brian Fallon, Clinton’s campaign spokesman and a Justice Department alum, wrote in May 2015 that “DOJ folks” had tipped him off to an upcoming status hearing in a high-profile lawsuit that threatened to expose Clinton’s 30,000 work-related emails to the public.
An earlier email from an unidentified source shows someone alerted Fallon to filings in the Clinton email case.When Fallon informed Clinton confidantes that the Justice Department “filed a briefing saying the gov’t proposes releasing HRC’s cache of work-related emails in January 2016,” Cheyrl Mils, a board member at the Clinton Foundation, reacted with surprise.
The conversation is one of many that shed light on the Clinton campaign’s efforts to stay ahead of a controversy that progressed rapidly during the early months of her campaign.
Imagine if Trump could get the same heads up. Heck – imagine if the media gave as much attention to Hillary’s scandals as they gave to Trump’s. If the media were fair, we’d probably all be sitting here wondering why it wasn’t Trump up fifty points in the polls!