Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon was in touch with the Department of Justice during litigation involving Clinton emails to be released to the public, according to emails released by WikiLeaks purportedly from her campaign chairman John Podesta's Gmail account.
"DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning," Fallon emailed a group of staffers in May 2015. It is unclear how much contact Fallon was in with Justice Department officials. The hearing he refers to was a public court hearing, the details of which are publicly available through the court.
The email released Tuesday renews allegations from Republicans that the Department of Justice investigation was inappropriate, and unusually cozy with the subject of their investigation, former Secretary of State Clinton, and is sure to heighten Republican nominee Donald Trump's attacks on her.
Trump re-tweeted a copy of the email on Tuesday.