Wikileaks: Podesta Discussed Dumping Emails Under Subpoena With Clinton Attorney Cheryl Mills

Posted: Nov 01, 2016 2:55 PM

UPDATE: The Clinton campaign is arguing Podesta was simply talking about getting emails released, not deleted. Often times large numbers of documents being released to the public or press is called a "dump." 

Wikileaks has released a new round of emails belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. 

In an email to longtime staffer and Clinton attorney Cheryl Mills, Podesta encourages the "dumping" of Clinton emails just one day after the New York Times published the first major story exposing into the former Secretary of State's private, unsecured email server in March 2015. 

"We are going to have to dump all those emails so better do so sooner than later," Podesta wrote to Mills on March 3, 2015.

When FBI Director James Comey announced a non-indictment of Clinton is July, he cited a lack of intent. Podesta's directive to "dump" emails seems to show at least some of the 33,000 emails were intentionally deleted by Clinton and her team. Keep in mind Mills was given immunity by the Department of Justice when FBI agents requested to search her computer. Despite being a witness in the criminal probe, Mills was also allowed to sit in on Clinton's interview with the FBI.

At the time Podesta sent the email, Clinton was under two congressional subpoenas to preserve her emails.