People! We can’t make this up! This is a March 2, 2015 exchange between John Podesta and Clinton aide Cheryl Mills. These are the exact words written:
“On another matter….and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails.”
This email was sent at the same time the NYT published “Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules“, which revealed for the first time the existence of Hillary’s email server. And only days before that, Hillary had a press conference addressing the stunning revelation that she had a personal email account, and server, in her home.
Mills just responded with, “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.
This is the first time that particular exchange has emerged among the Podesta emails.
Furthermore, a search for Lanny Davis reveals the following curious exchange between Robby Mook and John Podesta from March 8, 2015, just days after the abovementioned exchange, in which Mook saysWe gotta zap Lanny out of our universe. Can’t believe he committed her to a private review of her hard drive on TV.
Finally,in a separate email sent out in the first week of March 2015, by Clinton campaign communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, we get yet another confirmation that the president actively mislead the public when he said he didn’t know Hillary was using a private email address:Suggest Philippe talk to Josh or Eric. They know POTUS and HRC emailed. Josh has been asked about that. Standard practice is not to confirm anything about his email, so his answer to press was that he would not comment/confirm. I recollect that Josh was also asked if POTUS ever noticed her personal email account and he said something like POTUS likely had better things to do than focus on his Cabinet’s email addresses.