For months, the Obama regime has maintained a “move along, nothing to see here, folks,” attitude toward the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton‘s secret email server and her mishandling of classified intelligence.

But the dam appears to be breaking.

On Friday, where bad news is dumped to be hidden, the Obama regime confirmed there was classified information on Hillary’s email server.

Newsmax reports:

The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton’s home server contained closely-guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.  The revelation came three days before Clinton competes in the Iowa presidential caucuses.

State Department officials also said the agency’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Bureau of Intelligence and Research are both investigating whether any of the information was classified at the time of transmission, going to the heart of Clinton’s defense of her email practices.

The department published its latest batch of emails from her time as Secretary of State Friday evening.

But The Associated Press learned ahead of the release that seven email chains would be withheld in full for containing “top secret” information.  The 37 pages include messages a key intelligence official recently said concerned “special access programs” — highly-restricted, classified material that could point to confidential sources or clandestine programs like drone strikes.

While Obama’s mouthpieces admitted for the very first time that Hillary’s emails contained classified information, they did so on the Friday before the Iowa Caucus to ensure it got as lost in the presidential horse race shuffle as possible.

The White House is pulling out all the stops to protect Hillary.

Her campaign is facing a serious challenge from Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and any new revelations suggesting criminal activity on the part of Hillary would sink her campaign.

So the regime buried the news and even took it a step further by trying to steer the investigation toward a favorable outcome.

The Weekly Standard reported Press Secretary Josh Earnest making this stunning statement:

“That will be a decision made by the Department of Justice and prosecutors over there,” said Earnest.  “What I know that some officials over there have said is that she is not a target of the investigation.  So that does not seem to be the direction that it’s trending.  But I’m certainly not going to weigh in on a decision or in that process in any way.  That is a decision to be made solely by independent prosecutors but, again, based on what we know from the Department of Justice, it does not seem to be headed in that direction.”

How does the Obama regime know which direction the investigation is heading?

And why is Obama sending his paid mouthpieces out to influence the investigation with public statements on the same day it is announced that Hillary’s emails did, in fact, contain classified information?

From Hillary to Obama, it’s apparent this regime more closely resembles an organized crime racket than a legitimately elected government.

Like the mafia, Hillary employed a secret means of communication to avoid email conversations being recorded.

And sending out the Press Secretary to signal that Hillary shouldn’t be indicted is no different than a mafia enforcer cornering a juror and suggesting it might be in their best interest not to convict the boss.

So even on a day when the Obama regime confirms for the first time what we all know to be true, that Hillary used a private email server to transmit classified information, they are resorting to the usual gangster government tactics to sweep it under the rug and push her over the finish line for the nomination.