The latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails show that then-Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton Cheryl Mills briefed Clinton on how the State Department was responding to a story “reported by the Daily Caller and running on Drudge.”
Then-Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Michael Hammer had emailed Mills with a plan to respond to a Daily Caller story revealing that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was spending money in the Philippines to train workers to speak English for employment opportunities at call centers.
Mills then forwarded that message to Clinton on April 21, 2012.
In the email that was ultimately forwarded to Clinton, Hammer told Mills, “wanted to be sure you were aware of this story… Story is now being reported by the Daily Caller and running on Drudge but has not gotten mainstream press pickup. USAID is developing press guidance and has draft [sic] statement announcing it will suspend its participation in the English language training project in Mindanao pending further review of the facts. This is in response to Congressional concerns raised by House reps Bishop + Jones that USG is funding the outsourcing of jobs. USAID is also responding to them in a letter.
Matt Drudge is the proprietor of The Drudge Report, which broke the news that Bill Clinton had an affair with his intern Monica Lewinsky.