A group of around one thousand emails were released on Wednesday by the Government watchdog group, Judicial Watch. Amongst the many emails were some showing that a long time friend and aide to Hillary and Bill Clinton wished to map out their funerals.
Capricia Marshall, the chief of protocol for the State Department at the time when Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state contacted Huma Abedin saying 'Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us, as well, Huma. I would make the same suggestion to you — for her it will be a little different and once affirmed it will be very hard for someone to deny the type of ceremony she wanted — as well I understand that the President can request certain arrangements for her that she/her rep cannot (ie if you want the motorcade to go through DC — stop somewhere),' Marshall wrote in the same email.
This email comes around a week and a half after Bill Clinton was admitted to hospital after experiencing chest pains. He also underwent a heart procedure on February 11. Bill Clinton said "I also noticed since I had the surgery – and this is what you picked up in the campaign – that if I'm really tired, it's more difficult for me than it was when I was back in politics before I had the heart problem. I have no explanation for why that is. I'm just observing it. It's neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. I'm just explaining. It's something I've noticed. My life has changed."
The emails also show a great level of tension amongst Clinton's top personal aide and the former secretary of state's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills. These tensions are thought to have arisen from the arrangement of a tour for a female Haitian-American sailor from the USS Comfort.
'I don't want to get cross wise with cdm [Cheryl Mills] on anything Haiti related,' Abedin replied.
'HAVE YOU MET CHERYL MILLS?' Abedin asked referring to Clinton's former chief of staff. 'You have no idea.'
Band replied, 'Good point.'
'She will kill the tour if she find out I set it up …,' Abedin wrote.
Band replied: 'Wow.'
These emails have been released in response to a court order on May 5, 2015, when the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit successfully filed against the State Department. More information about the contents of these emails can be found at: