In 2015 assistant attorney general Peter Kadzik gave a heads-up to the Clinton campaign that a Department of Justice (DOJ) official would be testifying to Congress about State Department e-mails — in fact the subject line of the e-mail was “heads up.”
So how much time did the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks devote to this latest bombshell from WikiLeaks release? Just 40 seconds.
While Fox News and even CNN have offered reports on Clinton campaign advisor John Podesta getting inside info from the assistant attorney general, the networks have been mostly silent, with the lone exception of a portion of a Major Garrett report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning.
Of course this isn’t the only huge bombshell in the final days of this campaign that the networks are burying. The networks have also skipped the news that the FBI is digging deeper into the Clinton Foundation scandal.
The following is the sum total of Big Three network coverage, so far, of the Kadzik e-mail as it was aired on the November 3 edition of CBS This Morning:
MAJOR GARRETT: Trump highlighted new hacked e-mails released by WikiLeaks showing assistant attorney general Peter Kadzik gave senior Clinton campaign adviser John Podesta a “heads up” in 2015 that a Justice Department official would be testifying before Congress and would likely face “questions on State Department e-mails.” Podesta shared the e-mail with campaign colleagues writing, “additional chances for mischief.”
DONALD TRUMP: The spread of political agendas into the Justice Department — there has never been a thing like this that has happened in our country’s history.
GARRETT: The Clinton campaign declined to comment on that particular e-mail exchange.