According to recently revealed documents, the White House coordinated with the U.S. State Department and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election campaign on the issue of the her allegedly illicit email dealings.
Top officials in the Obama administration were shown – through newly disclosed emails – to have been in close contact with the Clinton campaign during its early stages at the beginning of last year in regards to the possible fallout from revelations that the former first lady used a private email server while serving as secretary of state under President Barack Obama’s first term.
The scandal continues to unfold …
While lawmakers continue to question the destruction of laptops used by Clinton’s top aides, new problems continue to arise concerning the underhanded way that high-standing government officials handled the sensitive information being reviewed in the then breaking email scandal.
Included in the confusion regarding Clinton’s email was the lack of communication with Congress that took place over the matter.
“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 Wall Street Journal reports.
“The previously unreported emails were obtained by the Republican National Committee [RNC] as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records of Mrs. Clinton’s time in office.”
It was soon discovered that the RNC was selective regarding which emails it released.
“The RNC provided to The Wall Street Journal only some of the emails, leaving it unclear what was in the remaining documents,” the newspaper continued. “The RNC said it released only emails relevant to the communication between the White House and State Department.”
Above the law?
Setting the tone for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – which later insisted that Clinton’s handling of her emails was not worthy of prosecution – another organization previously declared that her email communications were unlikely to have broken the law.
“Meredith McGehee, chief of policy, programs and strategy at the nonpartisan advocacy group Issue One and an expert on ethics and campaign finance, said the email exchange would probably raise no legal concerns because federal law permits members of the White House staff to engage in some political activity,” the New York newspaper’s report informed.
As new developments concerning Clinton’s impropriety while using her private email server as secretary of state continue to bombard the news, her presidential campaign has had to spend a considerable amount of time in recent months on damage control – instead of putting its full attention on addressing the issues and combatting her Republican rival for the White House, Donald Trump.
The email scandal – which goes alongside her ongoing Benghazi and Clinton Foundation scandals – continues to draw condemnation from Republicans, conservatives and other critics. They argue that her lack of professionalism while serving under the Obama administration signifies her inaptitude to properly handle confidential top-secret government information, while contradicting her own assurances to prospective voters that she displays good judgment when serving in roles with great responsibility.
A legacy of inner-dealings
On the other side of the presidential race, the Trump campaign has made an effort to expose the email scandal to which the mainstream media has paid little attention. Last month, the Trump campaign stated that the Obama White House was fully aware of the fact that the then secretary of state used a private email server to conduct government business.
Even though Clinton conceded that using a private email server was wrong, she denies the fact that she put America’s secrets and security in danger of being breached.
The Wall Street Journal – a recipient of many of Clinton’s emails – says that the new discovery has primarily served to expose a triangle of inner-dealings in Washington that the influential Democrat’s campaign took part in.
“The emails highlight the revolving door between the State Department, the White House and the Clinton campaign in early 2015 as Mrs. Clinton geared up to run for president,” the New York daily explained.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.