Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills was revealed to be the mastermind behind the email cover-up, as reported by the FBI.
If elected president, the former chief of staff will be the person who would follow the former First Lady into the White House as chief counsel. However, she was the person invited by the FBI to attend the former First Lady’s investigation as one of her lawyers, despite the fact that she obstructed FBI investigation to obtain the emails.
According to the NY Post, the FBI report explained how Cheryl Mills made decisions regarding which emails were preserved before she and Clinton deleted the rest as “personal.”
The personal email account was used by Clinton to conduct both government and personal businesses. The account, clintonemail.com, was linked to an unprotected server in the basement of her New York home.
“It’s absolutely outrageous,” Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President, said. “The FBI saw massive document destruction and clear intent to withhold material evidence and they just ignored that obstruction, and even let her sit in on the interview.”
It was also reported that Clinton’s former chief of staff manipulated the findings of an internal State Department inquiry of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, according to a draft of the final House Benghazi Committee report.
Politico reported that the Accountability Review Board did not act independently but was constantly influenced by the former chief of staff. Mills aided in the selection members of the panel and gave at least one other State Department official the allowance to talk to reviewers. She also supervised the production of documents reviewed by the board and helped construct the final report.
“The decisions to deviate from longstanding processes raise questions about the board’s independence, thoroughness and therefore the fullness of their findings of accountability,” the final House Benghazi Committee report said.
Cheryl Mills was the one who ordered the server host to shift emails from the server to a laptop where she could conceal them.