It’s kind of fun to watch them scramble…
The State Department released last night nearly 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State involving her various private email addresses.
Through the large, nighttime dump of emails are a series of correspondences between then-Obama administration officials and Secretary Clinton’s staff, requesting access to her private and highly secretive email address.
Among the officials was David Axelrod, the Obama campaign mastermind turned senior advisor to the President. In an email dated June 8, 2009, Hillay’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills requested permission from Clinton to reveal the email address to Axelrod, writing:
“[Axelrod] wants your email – remind me to discuss with you if i forget.”
A little over two weeks later, Axelrod chatted with Clinton about about her fractured elbow that resulted from a slip and fall on her way to the White House. He wrote:
Source: State Department
Hillary ultimately replied, thanking Axelrod for his sympathy and telling him, “watch where you step and stay grounded!”
Upon discovery of Axelrod’s correspondence with the Clinton private email, he took to Twitter to justify his actions:
Later in the year, Rahm Emanuel had to request Clinton’s email, despite being the President’s own chief of staff at the time.
Amanda Anderson, who was Emanuel’s special assistant in 2009, emailed members of the Clinton State Department staff notifying them that Emanuel did not have her email address:
“The Secretary [Clinton] and Rahm are speaking, and she just asked him to email her — can you send me her address please?”
After that, Mills asked Clinton if it was acceptable to give Obama’s chief of staff the Secretary of State’s email address, to which Hillary ultimately approved.
Clinton and her 2016 campaign have yet to comment on the emails’ release.