Obama administration communication officials coordinated how to handle fallout from Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal before she launched her presidential campaign, according to a new report, THE HILL reports.
The White House communications director and her counterpart at the State Department discussed the matter in March 2015, shortly after the story broke that Clinton had relied on a private server, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The Republican National Committee obtained the emails through a FOIA lawsuit seeking records from Clinton’s time as secretary of State. They gave some select pages that they said related to White House and Clinton camp communications to the Journal.
The emails given to the WSJ show communications officials from the White House and the State Department discussing how to keep current Secretary of State John Kerry from having to answer questions about the issue.
“Between us on the shows…think we can get this done so he is not asked about email,” White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri emailed State spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki on March 12, 2015. Read more at THE HILL.