Emails published by WikiLeaks show Robbie Mook, Cheryl Mills and John Podesta debating how to shield Hillary Clinton from scandals involving the Clinton Foundation.
On Oct. 5, 2014, Mook wrote to Mills about “one question that is specific to the Foundation.”
Mook asked if the foundation would “still have and/or use [Hillary’s] name next year. Do you know what their plan is for that?”
“It only matters for research and press purposes,” he added. “It will invite press scrutiny, and she’ll be held accountable for what happens there.”
“I can remove it if you think it’s counter productive, but it’s a discussion that should be had at some point in my view.”
Mills then forwarded Mook’s suggestion to Podesta with the comment, “like that.”
In a second email, dated June 24, 2015, Mook asked Podesta if the Foundation had plans “to do big events next year?”
“Possible for those to be smaller and lower key in 16? [sic],” Mook asked the Clinton campaign chair.