New WikiLeaks emails suggest that Obama not only lied when he denied knowing about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account, but he had emailed her himself.
Philippe Reines, Hillary Clinton’s press secretary and former Clinton Senate and State Department aide, sent an email on March 8, 2015 at 12:40 AM to John Podesta, Cheryl Mills and Jennifer Palmieri referencing a new story in the New York Times, with the headline, “Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address.”
Reines wrote, “I find it odd the NYT didn’t actually quote the President saying what’s in their headline. Especially since the story has a disbelieving tone to his not noticing. One of us should connect with the WH just so they know that the email will show his statement to not make sense. I’m happy to do so to Josh Earnest since Jen is in a weird position, unless Cheryl or John you want to (or already have) with someone else. But it’s not unreasonable to assume that Josh is going to get asked how this was possible, and he should have the factset. Especially if it’s some weird technical thing with the President’s email setup that he doesn’t see addresses.”
Palmieri responded later that morning, “Suggest Philippe talk to Josh or Eric. 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. I recollect that Josh was also asked if POTUS ever noticed her personal email account and he said something like POTUS likely had better things to do than focus on his Cabinet’s email addresses.”
In October 2015, Obama was interviewed on 60 Minutes about Hillary’s private email server, and asked if he knew about it. He answered, “No.” Watch:
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