(HOT AIR) – While everyone's focus was on the voting in Nevada and South Carolina, the next batch of Hillary Clinton's bathroom server emails hit the open market with some revelations that would likely be shocking and offensive if they weren't so typical of all the missives that came before. There was the usual collection of classified ones, natch, but by this point it just seems to be assumed that such a significant portion of her communications never should have left the government firewall that it's almost becoming a non-story. There were a couple of other subjects, however, which caught the attention of the International Business Times. The first didn't really strike me as a huge deal, relating to her team's dealings with the New York Times.
In response to an inquiry made by the Times, Clinton aides discussed to what degree to cooperate with the newspaper, concerned that a story about a U.S. plan to retrieve Americans could lead to its failure.
"We understand that a plane is on the way from Malta to pick up the Americans," David Kirkpatrick, then the Cairo bureau chief of the New York Times, wrote in an email Feb. 29, 2012. "We are restraining ourselves from publishing on the web at this time because of some of the sensitivities, but we are also under some pressure from our editors to be the first to report this news. I understand you are under many constraints but any help is appreciated."
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