AP To Clinton Campaign: We Are Preparing To Report FBI Has Thumb Drive, But Can Be Steered Away

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Moments ago, after teasing its twitter followers to "stay tuned for our FBI-DoJ #PodestaEmail special circa 4pm EST" Wikileaks released what appears to be part 28 of its Podesta dump, dubbed the "DoJ/FBI/Huma special" and includes some 1,308 emails, bringing the total to 45,526 in total emails released. 

We assume the batch will be heavily focused on the DOJ, FBI and Huma, and will present readers with any relevant emails as we find them.

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In an email from June 10, 2011 from now-campaign communication manager Jenn Palmieri to John Podesta and Neera Tanden, Palmieri writes - regarding Huma Abedin following the first Anthony Weiner scandal - that it is...

"Time to get in the haz mat suits... Bust in that house and get Huma the hell out of there."

Tanden responds "Lord have mercy."

We assume this was a reference to one of the early Anthony Weiner scandals, and a harbinger of things to come regarding Huma's husband. In retrospect, they should have followed their rhetorical advice.

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On August 27, 2015, an email from 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,  appears to suggest that both Fox news and Megyn Kelly were part of the campaign's pre-coordination with journalists. Davis tells Jen Palmieri the following "personal" thoughts, which suggest getting a guarantee from Megyn Kelly that she won't be "tough on Hillary" in a proposed interview - which could be a "ratings and media bonanza" - meant to explain why Hillary "wiped" her server.

Dear Jen,


I know what I'm about to propose is very risky and will be instinctively viewed negatively on the first reaction. But because of the high advantages that I see, perfectly aware of the risks, I think this proposal should be considered.


I propose that the Secretary be on the Megyn Kelly File show for at least 30 minutes. I believe I can reduce the risks, since I know Megyn and Roger Ailes very well, by ensuring that the Secretary will have an opportunity to answer tough questions on emails and other issues without interruption.


In fact, I believe it is in the interest of Secretary Clinton as well as Fox for the questions to be tough, something we should not fear as long as she has an opportunity to answer. I know she will do well with adequate preparation, and especially after yesterday's excellent statement taking full responsibility for mixing personal an official business on a single email device.


I still believe the issue of the wiping out of uthe private server still needs to be dealt with – e.g., simply stating that was done primarily to protect personal privacy on personal emails but she made the mistake of mixing personal with official on the server because she was using a single device, and she should have been more transparent shortly after she left office.


This interview has the potential to be a ratings and media bonanza. I have confidence she would hit a political home run and have a massive audience to deliver her message without a filter.


Of course there is a risk that Megan will try to show how tough she can be, even tougher than on Trump. I am assuming the worst case on that risk. But if we have a guarantee, which I believe We will get, that she will have an uninterrupted chance to respond to every question, and we have time to prepare, I think this could be a major plus and even a game changer in the various negative narratives about the Secretary being largely inaccessible and sometimes testy with the media.


It would be so much better to be able to talk to you on the phone about this and discuss the pros and cons. If you are willing and available, what would be the best time in the best telephone number?


With warmest regards, and thanks as always for your consideration of my ideas,



He follows up four days later with the following:

Would love a chance to talk on phone - a few additional background points re conversation I had with Roger Ailes and Megyn some time ago on the subject of HRC pre - announcement.

It is unclear what was the ultimate fate of the "personal" proposal.

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In an email dated 8/11/15, Hillary's lawyer David Kendall expressed some notable concern about information related the AP preparing to report that the FBI has taken possession of Hillary's thumb drive, a story which the campaign has vocally denied. Which may also explain why as AP journalist Eric Tucker notes, "If you wanted to steer us away and say that we are misinformed, then I would gladly accept that as well."

Recall that on a previous occasion, Kendall made it clear that the official talking point was to deny that the thumb drive had been handed over to the FBI:

 I can see why you might not want to say who the turnover was to, but it seems to me omitting this may be misinterpreted and certainly will trigger another round of questioning. This may defeat the whole point of the exercise. The statement could be read to imply we turned over the thumb drive and server to the State Department—which we didn’t (“There they go again—misleading, devious, non-transparent, tricky etc.”). I would recommend saying “to the Department of Justice.”

Curiously, over a year later, we learned that the thumb drive had in fact been turned over to the FBI, however as the FBI reported two months ago, it was somehow "lost" in the process.

A laptop containing a copy, or “archive,” of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server was apparently lost—in the postal mail—according to an FBI report released Friday. Along with it, a thumb drive that also contained an archive of Clinton’s emails has been lost and is not in the FBI’s possession.


The thumb drive containing the second copy of the archive also was never found.


“Neither Hanley nor [the Platte River employee] could identify the current whereabouts of the Archive Laptop or the thumb drive containing the archive, and the FBI does not have either item in its possession,” the FBI report stated.

Full exchange below:

Hi David,


We have been told, and we are preparing to report, that the FBI has taken possession of the thumb drive that was once in your possession. This is what we have been informed, and we wanted to see whether there was any sort of comment that could be provided. If you wanted to steer us away and say that we are misinformed, then I would gladly accept that as well. But we have solid reason to believe this. We’d welcome any comment you can offer. Thanks very much.





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Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) GUS100CORRINA Nov 3, 2016 3:29 PM

Cubs winning the World Series is SOOOO 'yesterday'

The Saint's picture

Chinese Monkey picks Trump over Clinton.


Too bad OUR monkey doesn't pick Trump.


BuddyEffed's picture

Any real bombshells from wiki would have already have been released. Why let trump dig such a big hole and hold back on game changing info.

nyse's picture

This better be spicy!!! We are running out of time for the spiciest morsles (tomorrow morning may be the last "good" time to release)

AlaricBalth's picture

Collusion with the State Department:

From: Nick Merrill Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:13 PM

To: Jennifer Palmieri; Cheryl Mills; Philippe Reines; Heather Samuelson; Huma Abedin; Jacob Sullivan

Subject: NYT |

Email Content:  Here is the story that I mentioned hearing from State about over the weekend. Specific questions are below. Jen when we talked over the weekend you noted that it was fairly irresponsible for them to cherry pick leaked emails and write it up as representative. And some of the questions below are a little ridiculous to say the least. I’ll call State now and see what they know and report back. I also asked what their deadline was. Nick


BaBaBouy's picture

My prediction Is ~~~ A Contested Election Result ==> Contested By The Hill. Side...
Shit Is Gonna Fly ~~~

Dems Are In A Panick Mode, Also Possible: Omaba Stops the election.

Countrybunkererd's picture

Historically when the socialists/communists/et al LOSE they kill people in massive amounts.  Of course, they do that when they win as well.

Odumbass is yesterday and if he doesn't leave he will be... "deposed" by those he has sidelined.

Countrybunkererd's picture

nothing that i stated is good news... so brace for impact.

Jim in MN's picture

This makes the Black Sox look like the Pink Sox.

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yippee kiyay (not verified) Jim in MN Nov 3, 2016 10:17 PM

What's this world coming to when even David Duke is a Zionist stooge.

stizazz's picture

Need 2 more to complete the set.

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SPAM ALERT: Serial spammer DO NOT click on his fake links which are completely unconnected to his comment.Current names: Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, letsit, Mano-A-Mano and techies-r-us.
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johngaltfla's picture

Yup, look for riots all OVER the U.S. by November 11th....

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Might be smart over the next day or two to line up at Ye Gunne Shoppe...

El Vaquero's picture

I'm about at my limit with the useful idiots.  If they take to the streets here and get violent, I might just be ready to crack some fucking skulls.  I know I'm not the only one.  

Manthong's picture

If they all had just worn full body prophylactics when first encountering Weiner they might not have needed the Hazmat suits.

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X_in_Sweden (not verified) El Vaquero Nov 3, 2016 5:09 PM

"I'm about at my limit with the useful idiots........ ".

Me too.

Maybe a little bit OT, but Wikileaks released the following a few minutes ago:



*Sweden’s business with Clinton Foundation in a geopolitical context*

"...Sweden, for its part, has been a devoted instrument in the implementation of the formerly (Clinton’s) US department enterprises, militarily included. Eventually, the full defense strategy of Sweden was changed under the Reinfeldt/Bildt government, where the army was converted in a battalion-system to mainly operate in occupation wars under US-military lead. This was the case of Afghanistan. As one of the very few countries still contributing with troops placed under US-command in Afghanistan, Sweden was the only who complied with the request from the US to the governments participating in the Afghanistan occupation to initiate a prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in August 2010..... "

Knob Creek's picture

Been stacking stripped lowers next to the shiny stuff. After sandy hoax, price on stripped lowers jumped 1000%

El Vaquero's picture

Obama changed Mylasia's human right's status to cram TPP through:


On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:11 PM, Nikki Budzinski <nbudzinski@hillaryclinton.com> wrote: Hi-I wanted to provide a heads up on the next issue likely coming our way on TPP. Obama just readjusted Malaysia's tier on the human rights list in order to move TPP thru with Malaysia attached. Trumka will likely be putting out a statement today blasting this. I have heard that we will soon be asked to weigh in given the Secretary's role at State and as a Presidential candidate. Wanted to provide this heads up. Let me know if I can help or you have questions. Nikki



Aaronson.Jones.Rutherford's picture

So much info my head could explode

UselessEater's picture

Anyone who is on twitter is hopefully sharing and sharing these zingers.... especially to clinton fan hash tags! And Bernie fans.

Not an American, but seriously hoping she does not win.

The Management's picture

Remember, remember! 
    The fifth of November, 
    The Gunpowder treason and plot; 
    I know of no reason 
    Why the Gunpowder treason 
    Should ever be forgot! 



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Chris Dakota (not verified) johngaltfla Nov 3, 2016 4:38 PM

I said  May 7, 2016

we can see that coming into view now


Chris Dakota vollderlerby May 7, 2016 10:51 AM

This election is set to be chaos.

Neptune conjunct the moon on election day, we won't know who is the winner that day.

I told my boss in 2000 that we wouldn't know till December who won, she thought I was crazy.

I was right.

tradingdaze's picture

There's 5 transit to Neptune during the month of November.

Also Neptune turns retrograde Direct this month as well.

What does this mean, generally without going into specific transits.

Neptune stands for Socialism, left-wing political idea. It is linked with mobs, secret police, sedation, fraud, swindling, illicit undertakings,

bogus companies, loss, lies and deceit. Neptune can also represent all things spiritual particularly in it's current location in Pisces.

It's all about confusion. This is what we will get this month...confusion.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Countrybunkererd Nov 3, 2016 4:21 PM
California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home 'All the different names, all at one address. 84 people can't fit in that apartment'

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/california-man-finds-dozens-of-ballots-stacke...

onthesquare's picture

It will be up to the electoral college.  Who the fuck are they anyway?

trulz4lulz's picture

The electoral college is a group of people granted power by the corporations theyre paid to represent in the elections.

SoDamnMad's picture

The electoral college are the ones wearing the Clinton Global Iniative bowling shirts. 

Handful of Dust's picture

Make the children go upstairs to bed so they don't see this evil unfold tonight. They'll have nightmares.

auricle's picture

The republicans don't want Trump either so calling it off because the Russians have 'officially' corrupted and skewed the election is totally plausible false flag to feed the people. Clapper is on record speaking for his 14 agencies. If a non-insider gets into the power seat, on day one Trump will hear shit that will make his head spin. At that point Trump will need to decide to fall in line or blow the whole thing up. I don't think he can decide to play the middle, he'll get eaten alive.  

JackT's picture

I'll go with tie vote and house of reps pick for 500 Alex.

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Expect a bomb from the Klintons tomorrow.


Evil Peanut's picture

Already found a Podesta email that makes reference to their Pizza parties (pedo parties)




wren's picture

Good-Bye Megyn Kelly!!! Time to get a new job!!!

Is CNN hiring???

cowdiddly's picture

This. looking back its really becomes obvious that this Megan Kelly wench has been part and parcel of this crime from the very first primary debate. Even still doing it to this day trying to falsely accuse Trump and out debate Newt the other day. Good luck with that one stupid. Newt will school you every time.

No wonder all the other networks don't want her and did not make offers in her upcoming contract expiration. They knew.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) cowdiddly Nov 3, 2016 4:42 PM

The Don was right on her, he has very good instincts.

rosiescenario's picture

She's jockeying for CNN....they are desperate to turn things around. Unfortunately for them, Megyn will have no audience following her over to Clinton News Network.....they are finished.

aliens is here's picture

She'll just have to put on a higher heels, stockings and shorter skirt for the Clinton News Network viewers.

TruthHunter's picture

desperate to turn things around"

Can we just finish them off?
Anybody able to stand them enough
to get an advertiser list?

froze25's picture

Since the Murdock boys took control, Megan fits their new media outlook,  Fox is going Leftist. 

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bad URL; drop the last backslash and it shows


Lumberjack's picture

Let the games begin:




 On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Philippe Reines <pir@hrcoffice.com> > wrote: > > There's a lot to respond to here, but first and foremost the premise is > wrong. There is nothing wrong with anyone having personal email addresses > or her emailing someone's private account or vice versa. Maybe she was > wishing Jake a happy birthday. Or I was sending her a note about her mom. > Or she asking Monica about Oscar disappearing. We're allowed to have > personal lives. > > > > Second, it was her practice, as well as ours, to conduct work on the .gov > system. In those cases we didn't, which could have been for any reason, > including State.gov being down. In those cases the onus is on us to make > sure that anything that should have ended up in the right place did. > > > > Now, depending on what they are looking at, you can't easily determine if > that happened. They are looking at HER email, not ours. They don't know > what next step we took. > > > > The most important thing to ascertain from State is whether they are > looking at specific email from the "300" - because in those cases Heather > and I went one by one to determine if a) it needed to end up on .gov, and > b) it did indeed end up there. > > > > Since there are less than a dozen instances of this in the 300 it was > easy. One is me sending her a clip, no commentary. Another is her emailing > me & Huma about something that I subsequently followed up on my .gov > account. We did that for each and could share that if need be. > > > > If they've somehow seen some of the other 55k, we'd need to see each to > determine what they were. > > > > Lastly, we should warn Monica. Huma, unless you want to Nick or I can. >

Bay of Pigs's picture

That really shows a callous disregard for protocol and protecting the chain of information. Not to mention committing conspiracy, obstruction of justice, etc...

Its hard to believe people could be this fucking stupid.

MissCellany's picture

Wait -- fromo pir@HRCOFFICE.com?

As in Hillary Rodham Clinton Office dot com?

So... yet another DNS name and email alias?

Wonder if Hillary and Huma and the rest of them used that hrcoffice.com address too... maybe on one of the 13 destroyed or "lost" devices...