In July, FBI Director Comey claimed before a House committee panel that he declined pursuing charges against Hillary Clinton because malicious intent was not proven on behalf of the Democratic nominee for President.
Comey said to Representative Trey Gowdy during the hearings, “You and I both know intent is really difficult to prove. Very rarely do defendants announce ‘On this date I intend to break this criminal code section. Just to put everyone on notice, I am going to break the law on this date.'”
Gowdy then asked Comedy to be more specific about the deletion of Hillary’s emails:
“Gowdy: Secretary Clinton said all work related emails were returned to the State Department. Was that true?
Comey: No. We found work related email, thousands, that were not returned.
Gowdy: Secretary Clinton said neither she or anyone else deleted work related emails from her personal account.
Comey: That’s a harder one to answer. We found traces of work related emails in — on devices or in space. Whether they were deleted or when a server was changed out something happened to them, there’s no doubt that the work related emails that were removed electronically from the email system.”
So what if Comey could prove they were deleted on purpose? That would prove malicious intent, right?
Well, now we have the proof.
In the most recent WikiLeaks emails, the most notable highlight was an exchange from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta to Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, which said:
”On another matter….and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails.”
This email indicates malicious intent and the conscious decision to delete emails from Hillary’s server.
And this email was in response to a New York Times piece entitled, ‘Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules’, which revealed for the first time the existence of Hillary’s email server.
Mills responded with, “Think you just got your new nick name.”
It is also unclear – for now – which emails Podesta is referring to in the thread, but Podesta adds, “better to do so sooner than later.”
We can only hope that a subsequent response, yet to be leaked by Wikileaks, will provide more insight.
But this exchange proves intent to mislead and negates the entire narrative prepared by Clinton and Comey – that she merely deleted “personal” emails – revealing a strategic plan to hinder the investigation.
Most importantly, this is the first time this particular exchange has emerged among the Podesta emails.
In light of the newly reopened investigation, it is possible the FBI will uncover even more malicious intent in these newly discovered emails.
Do you think this proves intent?
Let us know what you think in the comment section.