Hillary Clinton began her private email practices earlier than initially thought according to a new book: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.
Via Daily Caller:
In “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write that in 2008, after losing the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, then-New York Sen. Clinton “instructed a trusted aide to access the campaign’s server and download the [email] messages sent and received by top staffers.”
The purpose of the project was to expose staffers who Clinton believed were disloyal to her during the campaign, The Wall Street Journal writes in a review of “Shattered,” which relies on more than 100 sources.
The spy campaign shows that Clinton “possesses an almost Nixonian paranoia about treachery and, second, that her use of a private email server at the State Department was never the naive ‘mistake’ she pretended it was,” The Journal’s review reads.
Bryan Pagliano, Clinton’s campaign IT director and the technician who managed her State Department server, was identified in one Sept. 3, 2015 email as retrieving emails from Clinton’s campaign system.
Pagliano was hired at the State Department in May 2009. Clinton paid him out of pocket to set up her server and to conduct maintenance on it when needed.
Pagliano would later talk only to the FBI about his work for Clinton. He did so only after receiving limited immunity.
Nothing to see here, folks. Hillary Clinton accidentally sent classified information on her private email server that sat in the basement of her home. She’s just an innocent tech neophyte and should be let off the hook. Her maid was even printing up classified docs, but it’s no big deal. She’s certainly competent enough to run the country.
This book also shows what a disaster her campaign was, but the Russians were the ones who ‘hacked’ the DNC and unleashed an army of dangerous Twitter trolls thus derailing Queen Hillary from being coronated…
The rest of “Shattered” details the dysfunction that gripped the Clinton campaign. Clinton’s top campaign officials broke up into competing factions and failed to take both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump seriously enough as competitors. Campaign manager Robby Mook also relied too heavily on data analytics to dictate campaign strategy.
Read the rest of the report by the Daily Caller here.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 18, 2017