As the email scandal grows against Hillary Clinton, who while serving as U.S. Secretary of State, conducted all of her official business on a private email account, news is being reported that the White House, the State Department, and Clinton’s aides working for her, knew of the potential problem back in August 2014, but kept quiet about it.
News of the cover-up was reported by Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico on Friday and stated that sources revealed that key people in the Obama administration and Clinton’s staff were aware of what she was doing but kept quiet about it.
Furthermore, Dovere reported that the issue was submitted to Clinton’s aides but they decided to keep it under-wraps, fearing it would damage Clinton’s chance of running for President in 2016. Dovere said in his report, “Clinton’s slow-off-the-block defense has left many political strategists and observers confused because even a presidential campaign in its early stages should have been prepared to get out ahead of bad news. Had the existence of the email address and private server been made public in August, they say, it could have become a marginal issue in the run-up to the midterm elections, which Democrats badly lost anyway and in which Clinton wasn’t a candidate. But the decision to let it linger has meant it will cast a much larger shadow over Clinton’s expected campaign announcement.”
Meanwhile, Judical Watch (JW) also on Friday, stated that the growing scandal over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account to conduct government business has once again put Judicial Watch at the center of the storm in regards to their perseverance of un-covering the Clinton private email account. Tom Fitton, President of Judical Watch said in an email correspondence, “I have no doubt that it was Judicial Watch’s focused Freedom of Information lawsuits, the disclosures from which led to the creation of the House Select Committee of Benghazi, which led to the uncovering of a scandal that could have criminal ramifications for Mrs. Clinton.”
“We knew something was up, “said Fitton. “And we had gotten hints in our blockbuster litigation that uncovered the smoking-gun documents showing Hillary’s top aides at State knew that the Benghazi terrorist attack had nothing to do with demonstrations or Internet videos. The scandal may impact at least 10 Freedom of Information Act lawsuits now active in federal courts as well as about 160 Freedom of Information requests we’ve filed with the Obama State Department.”