The latest emails published by WikiLeaks show Hillary Clinton’s top campaign staffers willfully chose to ignore the mountain of evidence in the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
Emails previously reported on by The Daily Caller show Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook discussing a New York Times story about the “depth” of the server scandal.
“Did you have any idea of the depth of this story?” Podesta wrote to Mook on March 3, 2015. (RELATED: Robby Mook Thought Hillary’s Emails Had Been ‘Taken Care Of’ Prior To Bombshell NYT Report)
“Nope,” Mook responded. “We brought up the existence of emails in reserach this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”
Though the first part of the chain shows Clinton’s right-hand men weren’t initially aware of the full scope of her negligence, two more additional emails — published by WikiLeaks Monday — show Mook and Podesta were quick to dismiss the scandal’s chances of derailing Clinton’s path to the White House.
Podesta first said that Mook’s claim was “reassuring” and added “yikes,” which earned the following response from the campaign chairman.
“Yeah. This is going to be an interesting campaign,” he wrote to Podesta. “I’m in this zen place now where I’m focusing on the website and telling myself this is all background noise!”