Clin­ton’s team wanted to end email scan­dal quickly

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

HACKED EMAILS show US pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paign team was ea­ger to move past the con­tro­versy over her use of a home brew email server last year as it de­bated how to re­spond to the is­sue.

The As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported in March 2015 that the pri­vate server Clin­ton used as sec­re­tary of state was lo­cated in the base­ment of her New York home. Two days later, her ad­vis­ers were fir­ing off mes­sages to shape their re­sponse strat­egy.

Some of those emails were made pub­lic yes­ter­day by the Wik­ileaks or­gan­i­sa­tion. In one, cam­paign spokesman Nick Mer­rill sug­gested the goal was to “cau­terise” the is­sue so it would die out within a cou­ple of days.

It did not. Crit­ics have seized on the use of the server as an ex­am­ple of Clin­ton’s pen­chant for se­crecy.

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