(National Sentinel) Deep State: Whistleblower web site WikiLeaks overnight tweeted what appears to be irrefutable proof that at least one correspondent at The New York Times was colluding with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to update her in advance about stories the paper was preparing to run.

The tweet comes after the Times on Monday published what critics say was another “hit piece” on Republicans headlined, “Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in GOP.”

The link in the tweet goes to a State Department site that includes a full PDF file of the cable, which is here.

“The players in the WikiLeaks email are interesting. Scott Shane is the national security reporter for the Times. And the recipient of his email, Philip Crowley, was at the time the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs under Clinton’s State Department,” The Daily Wire reported.

Political observers said that the tip-off was meant to give Clinton and the State Department time to come up with responses to stories that put her and the agency in a bad light.

“Or, in another possible scenario, the heads up could give the State Department time to create a diversion for the same day, thus overriding a damaging story with other news its friends in the mainstream media would happily cover instead,” The Daily Wire noted further.

Late last week the State Department released 2,800 emails sought in a FOIA lawsuit by government watchdog Judicial Watch that came from a laptop computer belonging to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

At least five of those emails contained classified information marked “confidential.” The Daily Mail noted that the confidential classification level is given to information in which unauthorized disclosure “reasonably could be expected to cause damage to national security.”

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