New WikiLeaks Release Shows DOJ Official's 'Heads Up' to Podesta
A new WikiLeaks release shows a possible conflict of interest between a Justice Department official and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik, the DOJ official in charge of the email investigation, emailed Podesta a heads-up on developments related to Clinton's State Department emails in May 2015.
Under the subject "heads up," Kadzik wrote: There is a HJC [House Judiciary Committee] oversight hearing today. Likely to get questions on State Department emails. Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails."
Podesta wrote back, adding other Clinton aides, "additional chances for mischief."
Kadzik used a private Gmail address to send the note, not his .gov email account.
Trump argued today in Florida this is yet another example of the "rigged system" being exposed by WikiLeaks.
"These are the people who want to run our country, folks!" he said about Kadzik and Podesta.
"The two met for dinner after Clinton testified about Benghazi, and Podesta ... described him as the man who kept him, Podesta, out of jail. Kadzik is also the one who led the effort to confirm Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Now today in a newly released email, through WikiLeaks, we learn that Kadzik was feeding information about the investigation into the Clinton campaign," Trump announced.
Watch Trump's remarks above and Ed Henry's report on the WikiLeaks release below.