Clinton Chief Wanted ‘Decoy’ Leak After Email Scandal Broke
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager wanted to leak an announcement — presumably officially announcing her presidential candidacy — as a “decoy” after the New York Times first reported her email scandal in March 2015.
“I think we should get a credible leak out that we’re announcing on the 20th. As a decoy,” campaign manager Robby Mook told Clinton adviser John Podesta in a March 12, 2015, email 10 days after the New York Times story broke. The email was made public Monday by Wikileaks.