According to new reports, the White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton’s personal office knew in August that House Republicans received some information that revealed the “former secretary of state conducted official government business through her private email account — and Clinton’s staff made the decision to keep quiet.” Politico,
Sources familiar with the discussions say key people in the Obama administration and on Clinton’s staff were aware that the revelation could be explosive for the all-but-announced candidate for president. But those involved deferred to Clinton’s aides, and they decided not to respond…
It’s not clear when Republicans recognized the potentially damaging information in the emails. Though emails with the personal address were among the Benghazi documents the State Department produced in August, it wasn’t until November 18 that the House Select Committee specifically mentioned her private account, in a new request for documents from Clinton and other senior State Department officials.
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