- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A new round of WikiLeaks documents released Tuesday reveal a March 2015 exchange between Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and confidant Cheryl Mills on the need to “dump” emails.

Twitter’s trending news feed was dominated by #PodestaEmails25 after a new batch of stolen documents belonging to John Podesta were posted online. A March 2, 2015, discussion between Mrs. Clinton’s top advisers shows Mr. Podesta expressing a desire to “dump all those emails.”

“On another matter and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails so better to do so sooner than later,” Mr. Podesta said after hearing about a new hire.

Mr. Podesta’s reference to “Lanny” was a reference to Lanny Davis, a well-known lawyer who served as former President Bill Clinton’s special counsel.

“Think you just got your new nick name,” Mrs. Mills replied to Mr. Podesta the following day.

Fox News’ Bret Baier took to Twitter shortly after the conversation was made public and noted that a congressional subpoena for the former secretary of state’s emails was issued March 4, 2015.

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“Podesta doesn’t specify what emails he’s writing about in this 3/2/15 email — BUT a Congressional Subpoena was issued for HRC emails on 3/4/15,” Mr. Baier wrote.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have called the “dump” line a call for transparency instead of destruction, the New York Post reported Tuesday. The lawmakers point to a March 4, 2015, tweet by Mrs. Clinton calling on the State Department to release 55,000 emails related to her time as President Obama’s top diplomat.

Mrs. Clinton also announced March 10, 2015, that she had deleted 30,000 personal emails, the newspaper noted.

WikiLeaks has released over 35,000 of Mr. Podesta’s personal documents. Its founder, Julian Assange, has vowed to leak a total of roughly 50,000 before the Nov. 8 presidential election.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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