When Cheryl Mills, a top Hillary Clinton functionary, heard that President Barack Obama had told CBS News he’d only learned about her boss’ illegal server from media reports, she was concerned. “We need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say state.gov,” Mills wrote in newly leaked emails.
Why would this seemingly innocuous comment spark panic among Hillary’s closest advisers? Why would Mills feel the need “clean up” something that she didn’t know was illegal? What did the email’s recipient, John Podesta, who had only a few weeks earlier been working for Obama, know about the president’s familiarity with Hillary’s illegal server?