May 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of State on Friday released a trove of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. There’s pages and pages of messages to parse, and many of the subject lines contain references to major media organizations, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Politico.

In a message dated Sept. 26, 2012, former Clinton deputy Jake Sullivan complains that New York Times senior writer Eric Schmitt is being “a pain in the ass.”

Sullivan was responding to an email from Clinton’s account saying that a New York Times story was “a stretch.”

Well, this is a stretch beyond what I said or intended, but I don’t think we need to say more. Do you agree?

Sullivan responded:

We are working with Schmitt, who is being a pain in the ass. I feel okay about it.

View the entire email cache here.

(h/t Hunter Walker)

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