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Why did ABC News Only Dedicate TWO Paragraphs to Assistant Attorney General Leaking Information to Clinton Campaign

This past Tuesday, Wikileaks published an e-mail [1] from Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik, who had given a “heads up” to the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on what to expect at a congressional hearing.

ABC News dedicated TWO paragraphs to this revelation, which was at the end of the article (see below) and instead focusedĀ on a New York Times-Clinton State Department back-and-forth:

Separately, assistant attorney general Peter Kadzik wrote to Podesta in May 2015 to offer a “heads up” that a Justice Department official would be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee and would likely “get questions on State Department emails.” Podesta forwarded the message to top campaign staff, writing: “Additional chances for mischief.”

Kadzik, head of Justice’s office of legislative affairs, wrote to Congress this week assuring lawmakers that the department will “dedicate all necessary resources and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible” as it renews its investigation into newly discovered emails that may be related to the dormant inquiry into Clinton’s email practices.