Another Bombshell Email: Attorney Told Team Hillary in 2015 Her Email Scandal ‘Smacks Of Acting Above The Law’
Another day, another bombshell Clinton email reveal — courtesy of Wikileaks. This one centers around the opinion of a prominent lawyer and her colleagues about Hillary's use of a private email server, which the lawyer shared with the Clinton campaign in a 2015 email.
As reported by The Daily Caller, attorney Erika Rottenberg told Clinton staffers that the whole thing “smacks of acting above the law.”
In the June 22, 2015, email, which Rottenberg sent to Stephanie Hannon, chief technical officer of the campaign, and senior campaign policy advisor Ann O'Leary, she wrote:
“I know when I talk to my friends who are attorneys we are all struggling with what happened to the emails and aren’t satisfied with answers to date.
While we all know of the occasional use of personal email addresses for business, none of my friends circle can understand how it was viewed as ok/secure/appropriate to use a private server for secure documents.
AND why further Hillary took it upon herself to review them and delete documents without providing anyone outside her circle a chance to weigh in.
It smacks of acting above the law and it smacks of the type of thing I’ve either gotten discovery sanctions for, fired people for, etc.”
How much clearer could an objective legal opinion be? Rottenberg also shared the opinion of a colleague who was even more direct:
"Ok, one thing to use personal email, but why the 'twisted truth' on why — with the two problematic areas being (a) emails to bill (when they were to bill’s staff) and (b) i only used one device — BB, when 2 weeks earlier, it was an iphone, BB and ipad.
As Ann and I discussed, hopefully that’s a timing issue and whilst in state, she only used one. :).”
Yeah, that clear.
Hillary has steadfastly maintained that she neither sent nor received emails marked “classified,” and that she's been truthful with both the FBI and the American people.
She reiterated the claim during a contentious July interview with Fox's Chris Wallace.