Hillary Clinton received news that FBI Director James Comey was once again not recommending prosecution in her email scandal while her campaign plane was en route to Cleveland. Exiting the aircraft with her was her personal lawyer, Cheryl Mills.
The Guardian’s political correspondent Sabrina Siddiqui reported:
Deplaning in Cleveland, Clinton ignores shouted question on whether she has seen Comey’s letter. Offers a smile and a wave to the press.
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) November 6, 2016
A smile of self-satisfaction, perhaps?
But what was most interesting was who accompanied her down the steps — Mills, who was also Clinton’s chief of staff while she was secretary of state.
Bloomberg Politics correspondent Jennifer Epstein reported:
Hillary Clinton walked off her plane this afternoon with Cheryl Mills pic.twitter.com/sAMZyfKVW6
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 6, 2016
One person asked:
@jeneps Is that the same Cheryl Mills who did not want Hillary to run for president?
— Deplorable Warrior (@watchmennews) November 6, 2016
Indeed it is. In a July 25, 2015 email leaked by WikiLeaks, Clinton campaign chairman John Pedestal suggested as much.
“At least we now know why Cheryl didn’t want her to run,” Podesta wrote to Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress. He said this shortly after it was disclosed that Clinton used a private email server to conduct official business.
And there was something else Mills received from the Justice Department — immunity in exchange for her testimony.
@jeneps Who received immunity in this sham investigation while also serving as Hillary’s lawyer.
— DeplorableMe (@LetItBurnUSA) November 6, 2016
So why the smile and why did Clinton ignore reporters’ questions? Picking out her cabinet, perhaps?
As the late Yogi Berra observed, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” And it ain’t over.
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