ED HENRY: Just two days before Congress subpoenaed Clinton’s emails, [John] Podesta told Cheryl Mills, “We are going to have to dump all those emails, so better to do so sooner than later.”
Those in Clinton’s camp are trying to clarify “dump” to mean “release.”
DAVID BROCK: Dump means release or make public. What he was saying was we’re going to have to release or make these emails public. Now he knew for example, that 55,000 pages of Secretary Clinton’s email had already been turned over. What he was doing was saying we’re going to make them public.
But if that’s the case, why did the Clinton camp delete thousands of them instead?
TREY GOWDY: And they didn’t just push the delete button, they had them deleted where even God can’t read them. They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or for bridesmaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really don’t want the world to see.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum destroyed the attempted spin job.
[TWEET] Once you start haggling over what you meant in email, the idea that it was written by the Russians kind of goes out the window
Charles Krauthammer argued Clinton’s campaign is “drowning” in their emails.
KRAUTHAMMER: If you want to release emails, there is a word for that – it’s called release. He didn’t use the word release, he used the word dump. Dump means you’re releasing something but you’re doing it in a way that it will disappear. Now it seems to me quite obvious what’s going on here, the instinctive reaction of the Clinton campaign – again, reflecting the candidate herself – is to dump, is to hide, is to cover. That’s been the way the Clintons operated for 30 years. What’s happening here is she is now drowning in the cumulative effect of the WikiLeaks and of the FBI deal. Nothing she says can escape the black hole of all this incoming ammunition.