In addition to coordinating with a Justice Department official involved in the Clinton probe, emails released by WikiLeaks show that Hillary’s campaign chair John Podesta also communicated with the State Department:

A State Department official appeared to coordinate with Hillary Clinton’s campaign team hours before the former secretary of state’s exclusive use of private emails was first detailed in a news account last year, newly released hacked emails show.

Emails from the files of Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta show that the department official provided Clinton aides with the agency’s official response to a New York Times reporter in advance of the newspaper’s March 2015 report that Clinton had used a private email account to conduct all of her work-related business as secretary.

The State Department’s excuse? Hold on to your hats:

They just wanted to make sure everything was accurate? Riiiiight.

Kirby also did the usual dodging: