Wikileaks released 1258 of Hillary Clinton’s emails yesterday. The website obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Request on February 29, 2016.
There are several Monmouth County connections in the emails released.
Congressman Chris Smith was mentioned in 87 of Clinton’s emails on subjects ranging from Sean Goldman being reunited with his father David of Tinton Falls after being abducted to Brazil by his mother, to the congressman’s opposition to tax payer funded abortions and Planned Parenthood funding. Emails that mentioned Smith revealed that the Secretary and other State Department officials were busy lobbying members of congress to pass the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in late 2009 through its final passage in March in 2010.
In the same email string that reported Smith’s call to Clinton regarding Guangcheng, the secretary mentioned to a staffer, Monica Hanley that she had a call scheduled with Senator John Kerry (now Secretary of State) the following morning. Of the call to Kerry, Hanley wrote, “We can return whatever you don’t want.”
Congressman Frank Pallone was not mentioned in any of the Clinton emails released by Wikileaks.
Governor Christie was mentioned in a April 2012 email speculating who Mitt Romeny’s running mate would be. Paul Ryan was not one of the contenders mentioned.