White House Intervened To Suppress Hillary 'Secret Server' Scandal, Leaked Emails Reveal

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Last October, about 6 months after the New York Times first revealed the existence of the Hillary Clinton private email server, President Obama appeared on "60 Minutes" and denied any and all knowledge of her potentially illegal technology arrangements.  When asked point blank whether he knew about Hillary's private email server, Obama responded, quite simply, "No."

Of course, we now know from the FBI's investigation notes that, in fact, that was a complete lie.  As we noted back in September, Huma Abedin's interview with the FBI on April 5, 2016 revealed an email sent on June 28, 2012 from Obama, using an unknown pseudonym, to Hillary on her private email server.  So, either Obama is so incompetent that he didn't recognize that Hillary wasn't using a ".gov" email account or he simply lied in the following interview.  We'll let you be the judge.


But now, per a report last night from the Wall Street Journal, we know that, not only did the Obama administration know about Hillary's private email server they actually conspired, along with the State Department, to cover it up.  New emails, obtained by the Wall Street Journal via a FOIA request by the Republican National Committee, reveal communications between the White House and the State Department coordinating over how to minimize the potential fallout from Hillary's email scandal so as to not impact her nascent presidential campaign.  We're sure Bernie supporters must love that.

The first relevant exchange occurred between White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri and State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki.  Shortly after, the March 2nd New York Times article on Hillary's private email server, Palmieri, who was known to be leaving the White House to join the Clinton campaign, emailed Psaki to request that John Kerry not discuss Hillary's email scandal on an upcoming interview with "Face The Nation" on March 15th.  Apparently, Psaki was able to coordinate with CBS to make sure Kerry wouldn't be asked any "uncomfortable" questions and then wrote back to Palmieri that they were "good to go on killing CBS idea."

Ten days after the story broke, White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri emailed State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki to ask, “between us on the shows…think we can get this done so he is not asked about email.” That apparently referred to Mr. Kerry, who appeared in an interview on CBS ’s “Face the Nation” three days later.


“Agree completely and working to crush on my end,” wrote back Ms. Psaki.


A day later, Ms. Psaki added, “Good to go on killing CBS idea.” She continued, “And we are going to hold on any other TV options just given the swirl of crap out there.” Mr. Kerry wasn’t asked on CBS about the email server, though it isn’t clear how Ms. Psaki could have guaranteed that.


Teased by Ms. Palmieri about her use of the phrase “swirl of crap,” Ms. Psaki wrote back: “Ha I mean—the challenging stories out there.”

And, of course, you can see from the transcript of Kerry's interview that he, in fact, was never asked a single question about Hillary even though other guests were questioned about the scandal later during the show.

Worse yet, Psaki, of the State Department, was seemingly rewarded for helping to "crush CBS idea" as she was given Palmieri's position at the White House once Palmieri departed to join the Clinton campaign.

Ms. Palmieri had previously announced she would be leaving the
administration to join Mrs. Clinton’s campaign in mid-2015, but was still at the White House when she sent the email. Other emails show Ms. Palmieri helped arrange for Ms. Psaki to move from the State Department to the White House communications job Ms. Palmieri was vacating.

Unfortunately the stories don't end there as other emails reveal coordination between the State Department and Hillary's attorney's all while the FBI was conducting an official investigation.

In another email coming from the State Department, Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary for management, told Heather Samuelson, one of Mrs. Clinton’s attorneys, about new documents the State Department had posted concerning the former secretary of state.


Ms. Samuelson was one of the attorneys who reviewed Mrs. Clinton’s emails to determine which were government-related and which were personal before providing the official ones to the State Department. She was interviewed by the FBI as part of its probe and granted limited immunity in exchange for turning over her laptop as part of the investigation.


In another exchange, Mr. Kennedy told Ms. Samuelson that Politico was “running [a] story that State official said Secretary Clinton did wrong thing. Wildly inaccurate reporting.”

But, as outrageous as this story is, we're sure the mainstream media will simply bury it as yet another ring-wing attempt to "criminalize behavior that is normal" and promptly go back to demanding Trump's tax returns.

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Chris88's picture

Gee, this will be all over the news.  I'm sure Pepe the racist frog will have more headlines, or maybe Trump's legally filed tax returns from 1995.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

When it gets serious, or just anoying and uncomfortable, or even just for shits and giggles, you have to lie.

NoDebt's picture

It can all come out now.  It won't matter.  There's no outrage left.  If there was an email directly from Obama to Clinton saying "I talked with Comey.  He's on-board with tanking the investigation, there will be no prosecution" it wouldn't change anything at this point.


nyse's picture

Youre right. The could find 100 babie bodies burriend under her brownstone and libs would be like, "Still not as bad as Trump!" GTFO

TeamDepends's picture

Well duh, commies stick together. Until it is time to eat each other, that is.

Ballin D's picture

we know they arent critical thinkers by definition.

I am more equal than others's picture



Fuck these evil people.  Evil to a depth, width and breadth that surpasses the Nazis and Hilter.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

That's BS nyse, they only found 6 babies......and 4 interns

Billy the Poet's picture

In another email coming from the State Department, Patrick Kennedy,


Is that the same Patrick Kennedy from State who admitted to congress that they let the underwear bomber board a flight to America on purpose so they could see what he would do?

Joe Davola's picture

While this is clearly criminal behavior on a Nixonian scale, the masses will view this as typical partisan election cycle noise.

The biggest negative impacts on Hillary's campaign have been the revelations on how they torpedoed Bernie.  Which is still her biggest vulnerability - people expect one party to f**k the other party, but f**king your own (particularly when the f**kees are an ideologically focussed group) loses elections.

WordSmith2013's picture

The real back story to Emailgate is really Yuuuuuuuge!

No one gets it but it is the way the set up ISIL, armed ISIS and still support the Daesh.




Why is the Clinton Emailgate Scandal so HUGE?

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

I'm actually getting quite sick of hearing about this emails 'scandal', as are many other progressives. This pathetic smear attempt has been discredited by the FBI and the Attorney General, and countless political analysts. How many more experts need to discredit this story before right wingers stop going on about it?

Real Libertarians – Bill Maher and Gary Johnson

bigkahuna's picture



vote your concience---here is how to diffuse that lame argument:


Sorry, the "green" party is nothing more than a power scheme thinly disguised as pro-environment politics.

The libertarians this year are not really libertarians either. 

Well, as I said, I know that shill is going to pop off the big war, and I am not interested in that. I will vote for our chance to avoid it. Not many people are around anymore who can give you a first hand account of a shooting war between relatively equally matched and well equipped adversaries - but I am one who has read history and do not want my country's boys, fathers, brothers, and now women going into a meat grinder. Nor would I prefer a nucler conflagration.

I will vote for Trump because he will not roll over to the banksters for their war - Trump does not need, nor does he want their money and their BS. If you want a chance at getting through this...a chance...you would vote Trump. Any other vote is a vote for shill, her banksters, and her war. (your war)

tmosley's picture

Hmmm, so can we nab the entire Obama White House and Clinton teams on racketeering charges then?

Imagine if we could pin a murder on them, like the murder of the young DNC operative who was leaking intel to wikileaks?

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The Saint (not verified) tmosley Oct 7, 2016 10:33 AM

"If the story's right you must indict"

Manthong's picture

“criminal behavior on a Nixonian scale”


This guy makes Nixon look like Mother Theresa.

The House ought to write up the articles of impeachment on that arrogant POS, vote on it and deliver it to the Senate STAT.

Asshat Trent Lott gave convicted perjurer Clinton a pass in 1999 and look what we got for it… 16 more years of lying, cheating, filthy Clintons except now they are filthy rich.

So do you want to see Chewie do a Hillary 2.0?


PrayingMantis's picture



... here's more ... >>> "FBI files reveal missing email ‘boxes’ in Clinton case, allegations of evidence tampering" >>> http://truepundit.com/fbi-files-reveal-missing-email-boxes-in-clinton-case-allegations-of-evidence-tampering/

... report says: ..." Buried in the 189 pages of heavily redacted FBI witness interviews from the Hillary Clinton email investigation are details of yet another mystery — about two missing “bankers boxes” filled with the former secretary of state’s emails.

The interviews released earlier this month, known as 302s, also reveal the serious allegation that senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy applied pressure to subordinates to change the classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress and the public."

Creative_Destruct's picture

Hey, I guess you can dream, right? The chances of ANY of this getting justly scrutinized are, unfortunately, equal to ( or maybe even less than, if that were possible) ZERO.

tmosley's picture

Law and Order are coming. Soon.

Creative_Destruct's picture

I'm dreamin' the same dream.

hardmedicine's picture



Overflow-admin's picture

Vote your conscience - Downvote mDB. "milli" unit intented.

Liquid Courage's picture

Don't spare his unwitting accomplices, either...


My New Policy:

Given that: The Troll Who Shall Not Be Named (TTWSNBN) engages in the tactic of "Thread-jacking", he AND ANY POSTER WHO UNWITTINGLY PARTICIPATES in said Thread-jacking by rising to his bait, shall henceforward receive from me a downvote - NO EXCEPTIONS.

I heartily encourage others who are as tired of this continuous disruption as I am to follow my example. PILE ON TTWSNBN and all his unwitting accomplices, for...

I have a dream, my friends ... that, though the wider world may sink into the chaos and confusion of debilitating, disingenuous dialectic, that wisdom and discretion will prevail on the ZH discussion boards.

A Troll cannot be defeated by shaming, people, for he has no shame.

A Troll cannot be defeated with logic, friends, for he is the enemy of logic. It is Logic itself that he seeks to destroy.

[edit] And a Troll certainly cannot be defeated by invective, for he is immune to it and has accomplished his nefarious goal of disruption the moment you offer him any reply.

No ... he can be defeated only by the simple, judicious expedient of merely IGNORING him.

MzMolly's picture

MDB I think you are Zerohegdes owners or employed by them. Here's why, because your comments are like a back stabbing to most here. That then causes energetic lively conversation which helps keep this site interesting.

You also bring out posters true feeling and concrete evidence distorting your claims. Then we lurker get to read the truth. This helps us be better prepared to defend ourselves and spread the truth. Thank you to all who dishes out the truth for the rest of us who are still just waking up and learning

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The Saint (not verified) MzMolly Oct 7, 2016 10:36 AM

Good Golly!.... Ah.....MizMolly


Creative_Destruct's picture

Anybody who feels back-stabbed by this dumbass should check themselves.

His obvious, stupid shit is simply ridiculous and dismissable on its face.

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Takeaction2 (not verified) MzMolly Oct 7, 2016 11:17 AM

My last post about MDB said basically the same thing.   I don't even down arrow him any more...I look at MDB as the shill that makes $9400 a month from the Internet last week.  It is very clear why he is here...as you stated.

Liquid Courage's picture

+1 That's good, but consider if downvoting the gullibles who respond to him might have an effect. Worth a try, I think.

bigkahuna's picture

Welcome to the club - this is the one place where you can engage in dialog openly about what goes on behind the scenes. Sure there are some trolls like e and e, mdb - and a slough of racial trolls - but if you ignore them and roll with the occasional punch - your sophistication will rise a great degree when you are faced with articulating the information acquired here. The vast mind hive needs to be awakened and we are among those capable of at least getting started at most we and others like us may reverse the brainwashed virus that is infecting the hive mind.

oncemore's picture

there is nothing interesting on ZH, keeping an idiot in the loop. To contrary, he has to go.

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

I think you are on to it, Miz Molly.  MDB also always seems to comment near the top, just after the first few comments get things going, and he's a pretty good writer and satirist. 

I don't mind MDB; he's kinda just like a barnacle on the side of a ship. 

Kaldar's picture

Clinton mishandled classified information, destroyed government property (emails), and the FBI Director invented a new prosecutorial standard on her behalf. Nothing to see here. Everyone is above board says MDB and "many other progressives".

Whiskey Badger's picture

The racist bigot MDB has spoken!  Dear Leader Hillary is once again victim of the vast right wing conspiracy!  She is not a mere mortal, see the way concrete evidence bounces off of her?  Genuflect before her Holiness you peasant trash!

Dave5150's picture

So what's the weather like up there in Hillary's colon?

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

The body language tells it, when Obama is asked directly he says "No" but his head bobs up and down "Yes"

McCormick No. 9's picture

"Nixonian scale"? In order to properly understand the difference between Watergate and Hillarygate, one has to resort to comparisons.

Firecracker vs Tsar Bomba

Dripping faucet vs Niagara Falls

Paper cut vs Full frontal lobotomy

Chihuahua puppy vs Godzilla


I think we are now beginning to see the scale of differenece between whatever Nixon did, or didn't do, and what Hillary is involved in.

Joe Davola's picture

Good point, by my binary arguement above - Nixon was just effing the opposition party, and his own party was (and still is) too full of gutless wimps to fight it out.

SixIsNinE's picture

i've been too _____ {fill in the blank} to do it myself - is there anyone who has or would compile a brief, concise and as complete and comprehensive as possible list of Clinton's high crimes and misdemeanors that would be suitable to submit to our editorial boards of our local newspapers across the USA - that is SOMETHING that could really make people's eyes open.


it would probably be worthy of a real ZH post too, maybe Tylers could do this ?


thank you, in advance :)))

koncaswatch's picture

The "brief and concise" part of your request would be a serious challenge as the hit just keep coming on. But What Really Happened updates pretty regularly.



SamAdams's picture

Why is ZeroHedge giving credit to the Jew York Times for breaking the story?  The only reason Jew York Times mentioned the server is damage control, as the story was already out.  Zerohedge, how far you have fallen....

onewayticket2's picture

"If you like your 'most transparent admin in history', you can keep it. period."

Krungle's picture

The "Jew York Times" owned by the Catholic Mexican national of Lebanese decent? 

Jim Sampson's picture

You would think they would stop using email.

SixIsNinE's picture

yes, but - who might be the Mighty Slim's Bankster?   could it be GS ?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) SoilMyselfRotten Oct 7, 2016 3:07 PM

Oh Wow!

On September 16, 2016, someone (name redacted) sent a “secure email” to Patrick Murray, the director of Monmouth University Polling Institute (MUPI).

Note: On its website, MUPI claims that, “The Monmouth University Poll received an A+ rating from the polling website FiveThirtyEight.com. In 2013, it was the only poll that correctly forecast the outcomes of both the November gubernatorial race and the unprecedented October U.S. Senate contest in New Jersey, leading the Asbury Park Press to call Monmouth’s polling ‘freakishly accurate.’

Uploaded to Scribd, the email is described as an “internal memo leaked from a control agency to the Monmouth Polling Group at Monmouth University ordering them to ‘change the narrative'” because, based on MUPI’s polling data, Hillary Clinton is losing to Donald Trump.

Obtained by RealTrueNews.org, the email describes Democrats as “despondent” about the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential election, akin to how they’d felt about the disastrous campaign of Michael Dukakis. There is a worrisome lack of enthusiasm for Hillary among “minorities” (blacks) and Millennials, who regard Obama as a “failed presidency” and Hillary Clinton as a “lying harpy”.

Note: In Greek mythology, harpy is a rapacious monster with a woman’s head and body and a bird’s wings and claws; a bird of prey with a woman’s face.

Though addressed to the director of Monmouth University’s supposedly scientific Polling Institute, the email is shockingly, unreservedly pro-Democrat and pro-Hillary partisan, elitist, and contemptuous of the “little people”:

  • The email openly talks of polling shenanigans, such as over-sampling liberals at 30%, instead of their actual 12%.
  • The email speaks condescendingly of manipulating “naïve liberals” as useful idiots.
  • The email proposes to concoct a “White People Are Racist” narrative to implant into the psyche of Undecideds — Americans who have not yet decided how they’ll vote.

Even more interesting — and encouraging for us — is the fact that the email admits that voters are a lot smarter and less easily fooled than in 2012, and that the Alternative Media have been successful in penetrating through the MSM’s deliberate obfuscation, as seen in:

  • “Birtherism”: 73% of Americans say they don’t know where Obama was born.
  • A majority of Americans, including Democrats, not just think Hillary Clinton is sick, but “Incredibly sick. Probably infectious and terminal.”
  • A majority of Americans, including Democrats, think blacks support Hillary for free goodies like phones and tablets.
  • More Americans think Hillary is secretly supporting ISIS than not.
  • A majority, including Democrats, believe that Hillary had called ALL Trump-supporters “deplorables”.
  • The MSM are in cahoots with Hillary and the Democrats.
  • "If these results hold, we are seeing a complete fracture in the national narrative. Hillary’s messaging has failed and her intentions are being read as subtext-for-text. Under these conditions it will be impossible to win a general election."

  • The Liberal base is demoralized—-but will become more enthusiastic the more Hillary is seen as an iconoclast who will overturn the last foundations of Western Culture (as such, links to corruption and even outright crimes are seen as a positive rather than a negative). On the reverse side, the media has not been able to convince most of America that these allegations are false (the dual-channels have, unfortunately, merged and the conservative news firewall has broken down). The messaging to liberals is being consumed by middle America and they, for obvious reasons, do not like it.

    The email then concludes on an ominous note, hinting that “more drastic measures” will have to be taken if the pattern of Hillary losing continues:

    "If the above responses hold for major swing states more drastic measures will be needed and we will need to begin preparations sooner rather than later."


gonetogalt's picture

“internal memo leaked from a control agency...

What/Who the fuck is a control agency...???