The New York Times published a story Saturday headlined, “Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.”
That same day, WikiLeaks posted a late-night tweet saying not so fast, NY Times, Daily Wire reported. WikiLeaks revealed that a Times reporter exchanged emails with the State Department—which Hillary Clinton headed at the time—about stories in progress, often days before they were published.
Email shows New York Times handed over Cablegate's publication schedule to the US government (without telling @WikiLeaks) giving the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, up to 9 days in advance to spin the revelations or create diversions. https://t.co/IMrDOwoCd2 pic.twitter.com/CT4XkEs8Mc
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 31, 2017
That window of opportunity gave Clinton and her team an opportunity to craft responses and spin well before the stories went live, or, in some cases, could release stories that would overshadow any news that would reflect poorly on the State Department.