Skip to comments.Obama claims he learned about Hillary Clinton emails 'the same time everybody else learned it'
Posted on 03/08/2015 9:07:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Obama broke his silence on Hillary Clinton's private emails ordeal Saturday.
Obama, Clinton's direct supervisor during her four years as Secretary of State, claims he only learned of Clinton's use of a private email address for official State Department business after the New York Times reported it this past week.
"The same time everybody else learned it through news reports," Obama told CBS's Bill Plante in an interview Saturday, when asked how he learned about the apparent abuse of office.
Clinton's declining to use a government email address in favor of a nondescript email address and a "home-brewed" server while conducting government correspondence went against norms of government security and appears to have violated federal law regarding record keeping.
"The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived," Obama said. "I'm glad that Hillary's instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed."
However, Obama declined to criticize his former secretary of state's record.
"Let me just say that Hillary Clinton is and has been an outstanding public servant. She was a great secretary of state for me," Obama said, adding, "I think that the fact that she is putting them forward will allow us to make sure that people have the information they need."
Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential candidate, has not commented on the ordeal in person. She did however take to Twitter late Wednesday night to say she wants her emails released.
"I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible," the former first lady and U.S. senator from New York tweeted.
The State Department said it would take time before her emails can be released.
The usual lie from a creature that loves and lives lies.
Playing the fool befits him.
I hope they find at least one e-mail message from Obama to Hillary! so they can rub his face in it.
Forget the emails, the real story is the text messages.
Is it a coincidence that he looks like OJ Simpson in that photo? I think not.
Ok, yeah...you didn’t get one email from HRC in her time as your Secretary of State.....see tagline.
This is becoming about as predictable as those “Hitler finds out about...” videos.
Didn’t you ever wonder why she never responded to those emails you sent to her State Department email address?
Phone carrier still has them somewhere unless.Gowdy is as inept as Issa.
Obama is living in a fantasy world if he believe he has any credibility left. Obama lives in the golf course and do not allow to be interrupted with any news while he is playing there.
Barf Major Chunks Alert...!
Has anybody compiled all the times he’s “learned” something “the same time as everybody else; through news reports”?
Geez obama, you really need to hire some better advisors. For a president you don’t seem to know $#|+.
GOP asks White House for details of personal email use
Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Friday for a list of White House staffers personal email addresses used to conduct government business and copies of messages sent from those accounts amid new scrutiny of presidential aides use of non-official accounts.
The American people have a right to know that White House staff and federal officials are conducting the business of the government transparently and in accordance with record-keeping statutes, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wrote in a Friday letter to White House chief of staff Jack Lew.
Hacked Emails Show Hillary Clinton Was Receiving Advice at a Private Email Account From Banned, Obama-Hating Former Staffer
As the Smoking Gun and others have reported, a hacker calling himself (or herself) Guccifer claims to have compromised the email account of former Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, revealing memos that Blumenthal purportedly wrote to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about Benghazi and other matters. What seems to have escaped notice is that Blumenthal, a fierce Clinton partisan in the 1990s, was the orchestrator of a subterranean smear campaign against Obama during the Democratic primary and was specifically spiked by the White House as a potential staffer for Clinton when she became Secretary of State. And he was sending notes to Clinton at a private, non-governmental email address. Did Obama know Clinton was consulting with the guy who tried to kneecap him?
Hacker Begins Distributing Confidential Memos Sent To Hillary Clinton On Libya, Benghazi Attack
Armed with confidential memos to Hillary Clinton that were stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide, a hacker has distributed some of the documents to a wide array of congressional aides, political figures, and journalists worldwide.
Most of the e-mail recipients were sent four separate memos that were e-mailed to Clinton by Blumenthal during the past five months. Each memo dealt with assorted developments in Libya, including the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. One memo marked Confidential was sent to Clinton on September 12.
Blumenthals memos and e-mails to Clinton were sent to her at a non-governmental e-mail address through the web domain clintonemail.com.
Emails obtained through a federal lawsuit show that two top aides to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were running interference internally during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack.
The aides were Philippe Reines, widely described as Clintons principal gate-keeper, and Cheryl Mills, who has been at Clintons side for decades.
The emails show that while receiving updates about the assault as it happened, Mills told then-State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland to stop answering reporter questions about the status of Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was missing and later found dead.
Also littered throughout the State Department emails, obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, are references to a so-called Benghazi Group. A diplomatic source told Fox News that was code inside the department for the so-called Cheryl Mills task force, whose job was damage control.
The effort to stop Nuland from answering reporter questions also may have contributed to confusion over the nature of the attack. Clinton that night had put out the first statement wrongly linking the attack to a supposed protest sparked by an obscure, anti-Islam YouTube video but that was never updated that night.
Cheryl Mills was instrumental in making sure the big lie was put out there, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
From: Sand, Maria W
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:07 PM
To: Mills, Cheryl D; Sullivan, Jacob J; Macmanus, Joseph E (S)
Subject: FW: U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack (SBU)
Journalist Michael Hastings was investigating CIA Director John Brennan for an upcoming expose project prior to his tragic death in a car accident, the reporters wife, Elise Jordan, confirmed. XETV-TV reporter Kimberly Dvorak claims sources had told her the exact same thing.
Additionally, an anonymous source recently provided the news station with an alarming email hacked from CIA contractor Strafors President Fred Burton. The email, which was posted on WikiLeaks, claimed that Brennan previously headed up the governments effort to crackdown on investigative journalists.
Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources, the alleged email reads. Note There is specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode
The emails authenticity has not been confirmed.
Sept. 24, 2012
Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Reporter (Michael Hastings) To F*** Off And Have A Good Life
As the State Departments story about what happened in Benghazi crumbles, Clintons personal spokesperson, Philippe Reines, loses his temper. Have a good day. And by good day I mean F*** Off.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano doesnt believe in using email.
I think email just sucks up time, Napolitano told an incredulous group of reporters on Tuesday, speaking at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor.
Napolitano, who said she doesnt text or Twitter either, said she may use email at some point, but right now, its not in the cards.
In many respects, in a job like mine, its inefficient, Napolitano said, noting that she is briefed by staff frequently and prefers to use the phone for much of her work. I stopped using email when I was attorney general of Arizona. I was like, Why am I spending my time scrolling through this?
For a guy who wants to run everyone’s lives in minute detail, he sure isn’t very adept at running his own administration.
Yep. They’d have records of everything that passed through their network.
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