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Hacked email shows coordination between Clinton camp and State Department

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Hillary Clinton

Hacked email shows

coordination between Clinton camp and State Department

A newly released hacked email from the Clinton campaign shows that a State Department aide appeared to coordinate with campaign advisers hours before Hillary Clinton's use of private emails were first detailed in a news account.

The email released yesterday by Wikileaks shows the aide provided Clinton staffers with the agency's official response to a New York Times reporter. That was ahead of the newspaper's March 2015 story that Clinton had used private email to conduct all of her work-related business as secretary of state.

Wikileaks has been releasing thousands of emails stolen from campaign chairman John Podesta.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said the department would not comment on "alleged leaked documents." But he noted that the department has had to communicate with Clinton's representatives "to ensure accuracy".

Meanwhile, Donald Trump's wife, Melania, will make a rare public appearance, delivering a get-out-the vote speech in the Philadelphia suburbs today. The speech will focus on her husband's vision for American women, children and families.

Trump's campaign said Mrs Trump will also speak about the former model and immigrant's "real American story". She will also talk about the "kind of dedicated, strong and committed first lady" she would be.

The visit will be Mrs Trump's first solo appearance of the campaign.