Obama Didn’t Know – Really? He Found Out Like Everybody Else?
In Emails, aide stressed need to ‘clean up’ Obama’s comments on Clinton’s email
– the Hill
‘We need to clean this up’: Clinton staff KNEW Hillary had emailed Obama from her secret address even though the president said he learned of it ‘through news reports’
– Daily Mail
“Senior Hillary Clinton aides fretted that President Barack Obama knew she conducted government business through a private email address, despite claiming that he learned about it in news reports.
An email chain released Tuesday by Wikileaks – one of thousands of messages hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account – memorializes campaign insiders’ surprise when the president played dumb during a CBS News interview.
‘Jen you probably have more on this,’ Clinton national spokesman Josh Schwerin wrote to communications director Jennifer Palmieri on March 7, 2015, ‘but it looks like POTUS just said he found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news.’
‘[W]e need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say state.gov,’ wrote Mills, who was Clinton’s lawyer and served as her chief of staff at the State Department from 2009 to 2013.
In the interview, CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Obama when he learned about Clinton’s private email system.
‘The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,’ the president replied.
But Mills’ email to Podesta indicates the president had already exchanged emails with his onetime secretary of state at her ‘clintonemail.com’ address.”
….Continue reading @ Daily Mail
Insider reveals why Clinton camp sat on her emails: ‘They wanted to get away with it’
“They wanted to get away with it.” That’s was Clinton confidante Neera Tanden’s take on why Hillary Clinton and her aides hadn’t put out information about her private server months earlier. Tanden made the comment in an email to John Podesta on March 2, 2015, the day the NY Times published a story which made Clinton’s private server national news.
“I highly recommend she start making some other positive news soon,” Tanden wrote, probably in reference to the NY Times story. Podesta’s reply is sarcastic, “Really? That’s great advice.”
A few minutes later, Tanden replies, “This is a cheryl special. Know you love her, but this stuff is like her Achilles heal. Or kryptonite. she just can’t say no to this s**t.” She continues, “Why didn’t they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy.”
Podesta replies, “Unbelievable.”
Neera Tanden has probably summed up Clinton’s behavior after leaving the State Department as well as anyone has. Why didn’t Clinton meet her obligation to turn over her official records when she left office in February 2013? Why did she wait until an inquiry from the Benghazi select committee led the State Department to ask for those records roughly 18 months later? Because “they wanted to get away with it.” It really is that simple.”
….Continue reading more @ Hotair