Some of her top advisers had no clue as to the depth and scope of her email system when the scandal broke in March 2015. Even her current campaign manager had no idea about the bathroom server according to the Thursday WikiLeaks release of emails.
A close ally ('You go girlfriend') of Hillary's, Neera Tanden, the head of the Center for American Progress, was still p'd off months after the scandal broke. She pressed John Podesta over who gave Hillary permission to use the private system.
"Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered?" Tanden wrote in July. "Like whole thing is f***ing insane."
But some of Clinton's closest aides, especially those who worked with her at the State Department (like Cheryl Mills and Huma Weiner Abedin) were very likely aware and on board with the illegal email setup, while others were in the dark.
On March 2nd, Podesta wrote to campaign manager Robby Mook asking if he had "any idea of the depth of this story?"
March 3rd, 1:32 a. m. Mook wrote back: "Nope. We brought up the existence of emails in research this summer but were told that everything was taken care of."
March 2nd, John Podesta also wrote to Tanden about his worries the day the email scandal broke. "Speaking of transparency, our friends [attorney David] Kendall, Cheryl and Phillipe [Reines] sure weren't forthcoming on the facts here."
Tanden's reply implied that keeping the [illegal] email setup a secret was probably Cheryl Mills' doing: "This is a Cheryl special," she wrote. "Know you love her, but this stuff is like her Achilles heel. Or kryptonite. She just can't say no to this s**t. Why didn't they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy. I guess I know the answer they wanted to get away with it."
Six months afterward, Tanden was still angry, and in a September 4th interview said Clinton still owed the American people an apology.
Actually, the American people are owed more than an apology. We are owed an FBI director who upholds the law and is apolitical. We are owed an Attorney General who wears the blindfold of fairness and justice.
We are owed true transparency, not just words.
And we are owed a prison sentence for Hillary Clinton who clearly broke the law simply by having a private server and a real investigation into the Clinton Foundation with questionable practices.