Obama has some explaining to do…
The FBI continues in its tradition of waiting until Friday evenings to release documents they are required to make public, obviously in order to bury the information while no one is paying attentions.
Sorry, FBI, Americans are always paying attention, and this one has the potential to wrap Obama and Hillary up in a nice little bow and deliver them to jail together.
Obama claimed in March 2015 that he had no knowledge of Hillary’s private email use and therefore, as her boss ,knew nothing of her potential classified security breaches.
Well, when you’re caught emailing her to the account you said you didn’t know about, that makes things pretty tough. Politico reports:
President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.
The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.
“Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?'” the report says. “Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email.”
The State Department has refused to make public that and other emails Clinton exchanged with Obama. Lawyers have cited the “presidential communications privilege,” a variation of executive privilege, in order to withhold the messages under the Freedom of Information Act.
Combine this with the plain fact that Obama claimed before the American public that he heard about the email server scandal on the news and had no idea until that point that Hillary was using a private email address to conduct official business, and you’ll soon see that his story does not add up.
If Obama had admitted he had known of Clinton’s security breaches at the time by communicating with her, he would have implicated himself in the scandal. Clearly he couldn’t allow that and was happy to lie to the American public. Many had cause to doubt him on this, and now those doubts have been vindicated. (As an aside, don’t you love how Huma keeps spouting off and getting her bosses into trouble?)
If Hillary is indicted over the email scandal, Obama may be on the hook just as much for knowing about it and yet allowing it to go on, and also for blatantly lying to the American public about his knowledge of her criminal activity.