When the news broke that Hillary Clinton used a private email server as secretary of State, her aides tried to control the damage, and some blamed each other - as we now know thanks to the campaign's second email controversy.
An email from a WikiLeaks hack revealed that Neera Tanden, who now helps run the Clinton campaign transition team, suggested Hillary Clinton's top aides never disclosed her use of a private email servers because "they wanted to get away with it".
Tanden, the president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, was trading messages with John Podesta, who was at the time preparing to chair Clinton's campaign.
"There is nothing more important politically than Clinton getting ahead of money and politics", the pollster said.
Donald Trump said the president should also be investigated. Tanden responded. "Almost no one knows better [than] me that her instincts can be bad". She said Trump was calling for an investigation of the president and played a clip of Trump saying, "This guy, he's as bad as she is, and he's got to stop campaigning and bring us some jobs, okay!"
"Really? That's great advice", Podesta retorted.
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WikiLeaks has been releasing hacked emails in chunks for several weeks, but the Clinton campaign has not officially confirmed their legitimacy.
Tanden later wrote: "I guess I know the answer".
"Should I call her and talk this through or better leave with you?"
Meanwhile Clinton, who celebrates her 69th birthday Wednesday, continues to dismiss the email leaks, instead focusing on what she calls Trump's lack of qualifications to be commander in chief.
The Clinton campaign has so far refused to confirm the authenticity of the emails published by WikiLeaks.
The emails also show a fondness among Clinton's staff for her strengths and genuine enthusiasm when she did well in interviews or other public appearances.
Obama might have only communicated with Clinton a few times on her private email account without knowing about the server, but that seems hard to believe given the depths to which Clinton and the State Department went to set up and maintain the server.