On Friday, the FBI Director James Comey officially reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server just 11 days before elections.
Wikileaks released an email chain of Clinton staff expressing relief over Congress not recognizing a "classified email" from Hillary's private server.
In other emails, White House and Clinton staff conspired to cover up the server scandal as part of a larger effort to “produce an unaware and compliant citizenry.”
The leaks give an idea of how Hillary will respond to the reopening of the private server investigation, which sends her campaign into crisis mode each time it resurfaces.
The campaign chairman noted the evidence of Hillary using the private server to avoid FOIA requests, so it was best to avoid suggesting Clinton used it for "security reasons."
"Reluctant to go there. Makes it seem like she consciously went to the home server for security reasons which would fall apart under scrutiny," Podesta wrote.
Recently, Wikileaks released emails of Clinton sending classified information to Podesta's hacked account.
In August 2014, Hillary sent a series of intelligence briefings headed with “Note: Sources include Western intelligence, US intelligence and sources in the region."
"The best way to answer all questions related to the attacks in Benghazi continues to be having access to the full public record, not a 'record' controlled, possessed and screened exclusively by Secretary Clinton's personal lawyers," Gowdy said in the critical statement.
On the same day, Hillary held a press conference to defend her cooperation with the congressional investigation.
"And it is the fact that we have released all of them that have any government relationship whatsoever - in fact, the State Department had the vast majority of those anyway because they went to what are called 'dot-gov' accounts," Clinton said.
"I'm aware that the FBI has asked that a portion of one email be held back."
While Hillary lied about handing over all her emails, her staff rejoiced as congressional investigators focused on the "self-selected" nature of the emails rather than their classified content.
"Gowdy is focused on how her Benghazi emails are self-selected by her and therefore paint on an incomplete picture. He is not focused on the classified email, which is great," Jennifer Palmieri said.
In the Wikileaks email, the Clinton insiders display their knowledge of the classified information, which casts doubt on the FBI's conclusion of Hillary's lack of "intent."
As Clinton's communications director, Palmieri closely monitors all of Hillary's rehearsed public appearances, helping the secretary dodge criticism from Congressman Gowdy and others.
"We need to clean this up - he has emails from her - they do not say state.gov," Mills said in a message entitled "POTUS on HRC emails."
Philippe Reines sent an email to Palmieri that warned of potential consequences after Obama lied about his knowledge of the server.
"One of us should connect with the WH just so they know that the email will show his statement to not make sense," Reines wrote as media coverage peaked on the private server scandal.
“They will go after the server but that takes us back to Benghazi which is good for us,” Podesta said.
“I mean, they will go after the deleting of the private emails...but at some point, this just will have to run out of steam, especially as they see minimal electoral consequence," Tanden concluded.
Once again, the Clinton team celebrated the focus on Benghazi, since the scandal drew attention away from the fact that classified information passed through Hillary's hacked network.
The Clinton campaign actually reached a stage where they utilized 'smaller' scandals to help distract from other misconduct.
Tanden later emailed Podesta in July about the ongoing issues with the private server scandal.
"Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered?" Tanden asked.
“I don’t if you all saw it but the hearing went on for 11 hours. Eleven hours. I was kind of expecting around hour #8 Bernie Sanders would burst in and shout – “enough about your damn emails Hillary!!” a political consultant pitched as an idea.
Citing the infamous 'Snapchat' joke, Podesta warned the team against making any more "email jokes" for Hillary.
“I defer if others think this buys us good will with Sanders people, but email jokes in Iowa usually end up badly and don’t we want to move on?” the campaign chairman said.
Weiner has already begun cooperating with the FBI, giving them permission to search his computer without a warrant.
In the public eye, the investigation links the private server to the underage sex scandals of Anthony Weiner, husband of Hillary's closest aide.