Hillary Clinton cannot escape problems with emails.
Everyone knew about how the FBI investigated her for mishandling classified information on a private email server.
But that wasn’t the only time emails landed Hillary Clinton in trouble.
A new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” reveals her trouble with email went back even further than people thought.
After Clinton lost to Barack Obama in 2008, she began to lay the groundwork for another run at the White House.
But first, she had to figure out who she wanted on her team.
So she resorted to spying on her aides’ emails.
She downloaded emails off the campaign’s server to snoop around to find out which aides were leaking to the press.
The Daily Caller reports:
Hillary Clinton’s sneaky email server practices began earlier than previously believed, according to a damning new book out Tuesday about the two-time presidential candidate.
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.
The Daily Caller also reports hacked emails from John Podesta’s account reveal Bryan Pagliano – the IT worker who set up her illegal private email server – was most likely the aide who was obtaining campaign staff’s emails:
The Clinton staffers who conducted the review are not named in “Shattered,” but some clues were laid out in emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account last year.
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.
“Bryan was the one who retrieved all our emails for Maura to read,” Neera Tanden, Clinton’s 2008 campaign policy director, wrote in a Sept. 3, 2015 email, which was published by WikiLeaks in October.
The Daily Caller points out that September 3rd was the day Pagliano repeatedly took the Fifth Amendment during his testimony in front of the Benghazi Select Committee.
As the aide who set up her server, he was a key witness.
His taking the Fifth was widely interpreted as a sign there was something to hide.
Everyone thought Hillary’s email scandal began when she became Secretary of State and set up a private email server.
But the truth is, Hillary’s problems with email dated back to her first campaign for President.