And it’s not like you didn’t already suspect that, but it took Wikileaks to tie it into a pretty bow. Hillary, and company, maintained lines of communication between her campaign and the government agency investigating her for her illegal email server. While everyone knew of the clandestine tarmac meeting between Bill and Loretta Lynch, you may not have known about the emails between the DOJ and Clinton spokesman, Brian Fallon.
The Hill.com outlines the inappropriate connections and reactions by the Trump campaign.
In an email from May 2015, Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said that “DOJ folks” had “inform[ed]” him about an upcoming status conference in one of the lawsuits regarding Clinton’s private email setup.
The information about an upcoming court event would have been public knowledge and open for all to attend. And it’s unclear whether the people Fallon spoke to at the Justice Department were officials who regularly communicate with the public.
However, the fact that Fallon — a former spokesman with the Justice Department — remained in contact with anyone from the department is likely to renew allegations that the Obama administration maintained an especially cozy relationship with Clinton’s presidential campaign.
On Tuesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the connection was “unbelievable.”
The email “shows a level of collusion which calls into question the entire investigation into her private server,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The Department of Justice must release all communications with the Clinton campaign and her allies as soon as possible in order to definitively prove their investigation was completely above board.”
The email from Fallon was contained in a collection of more than 1,000 messages allegedly stolen from campaign chairman John Podesta and posted to WikiLeaks on Tuesday.
Trump may be pointing to the message in an effort to redirect attention to the email release, following an increasingly bitter split from top leaders in the Republican Party and intense scrutiny over taped comments that appeared to show the nominee bragging about sexual assault.
Trump and other critics of the administration have lambasted the Justice Department for its decision not to press charges against Clinton or her allies for mishandling classified information. They were especially incensed by an apparently impromptu June meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport.
Imagine, with out Wikileaks, Americans wouldn’t know, or have proof of, about half the malfeasance from the current administration or the Clinton campaign, although we already knew it was going on.
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