President Barack Obama did know that Hillary Clinton was using a private email address, despite his assertion that he learned about it “through news reports.”
The president’s answer was a problem for Clinton aide Philippe Reines, who flagged the issue for top Clinton aides as well as White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri in an email.
“It’s not unreasonable to assume that Josh [Earnest] is going to get asked how this was possible, and he should have the factset,” Reines wrote on March 8, 2015. The email has been made public as part of the WikiLeaks releases of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta’s private email account.
Palmieri confirmed that it was “standard practice” at the White House not to confirm anything about Obama’s email, and that both of the president’s press secretary’s were aware if the issue.
“They know POTUS and HRC emailed. Josh has been asked about that. Standard practice is not to confirm anything about his email, so his answer to press was that he would not comment/confirm,” she wrote.
On March 9, White House press secretary Josh Earnest clarified that Obama knew Clinton’s private email address, but wasn’t aware of other details.
“Yes, the president was aware of her email address. He traded emails with her … but the president was not aware of the fact that this was a personal email server and that this was the email address that she was using exclusively for all her business,” Earnest said during the White House press briefing.
Yeah… I’m gonna call bullshit on this one. I had a sneaky suspicion that this was the exact reason why Hillary wasn’t indicted. The tentacles of her email server scandal wiggling their way to the top of the government. More than likely to Obama. If Hillary was indicted, they would have to bring the whole ship down. There exists a law (and I don’t know the exact language used for it but nevertheless) that states those who are aware of a breach of security on any level have to report it. If there were emails exchanged between Hillary and Obama, this means that he’s complicit with a crime.
I have a few friends who work in govt and the state department. They have to get their security clearance renewed every year and they have to have a special briefing. One HRC can’t even remember because of her concussions apparently. This woman potentially caused the greatest cyber security threat the U.S.A. has ever seen. We will probably never truly know the real ramifications of her lack of responsibility.
This is why Trump says that her so called “experience” is bad experience. Yes, she has been vetted. Yes, she’s seen the presidency up close. Yes, she’s met with foreign leaders. And after all of that, she still sucks at it.
Can I also just mention the fact that Obama gets the highest level of security clearance in the world? How is it possible that he wasn’t aware of what Hillary was doing? It’s not. He knew. He also knows that he can get away with knowing.