When President Obama was first asked about his knowledge of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server during an interview with CBS News in March 2015, he said he found out about it through news reports. He also argued Clinton didn’t put national security at risk by using a private, unsecured server where she hosted top secret, classified information.
Shortly after Obama’s statement, top Clinton aide and attorney Cheryl Mills emailed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta saying, “We need to clean this up. He has emails from her. They do not say State.gov.” This prompted an attempt from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to clarify Obama’s statement, saying the President knew about Clinton’s private email address, but not the extent of her private server.
Fast forward to summer of 2016 and FBI documents released about the criminal probe show President Obama regularly emailed Clinton under a pseudonym, proving he knew all about the server.
President Obama and those working for him at the White House lied about their knowledge of Clinton’s server from the beginning. Not only did President Obama know about Clinton’s private server, top aide Huma Abedin informed the White House each time Clinton changed her email address on the server, proving not only that they knew, but didn’t care to communicate over a secure system. To her credit, Abedin regularly urged Clinton to get on the State.gov system. She refused.
“He [Obama] was using an alias to communicate with her on her personal account and server and we know from the State Department who spoke on the record about this earlier this year that there are about 18-24 records that were held citing executive branch deliberations,” Fox News Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge said during reporting Wednesday night. “Here’s the important thing that sometimes people miss, President Obama’s Blackberry is a high security Blackberry and every address, we talked about this last week, every address has to be cleared. It’s like a VIP list and Huma Abedin in her FBI interview said to agents, ‘Every time Mrs. Clinton changed her address, I had to tell the White House to make sure his devises would accept it. So, this is another admission that the White House understood that she was using this private server for government business and that the President was okay with it and his team was okay with it because they were allowing updates to the email to be made.”
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