WikiLeaks has struck again, and this latest revelation proved that the White House not only knew about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, they also helped cover it up.
In emails hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, it was clear that White House staff knew that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had exchanged emails via her private server.
Obama had claimed otherwise, asserting that he had learned of the server’s existence only when the media broke the story. In March 2015 The New York Times ran an article that was headlined “Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address,” and Clinton’s team was concerned regarding whether everyone’s stories would add up, Dennis Michael Lynch reported.
Clinton adviser Philippe Reines outlined the situation in an email dated March 8, 2015:
“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.” Reines continued.
Reines went on to discuss whom to contact and talked about the possibility of things being “weird.”
“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,” the email concluded.
Jennifer Palmieri, director of communications for the Clinton presidential campaign, was also aware of the NYT headline and email chain and had a few suggestions of her own:
“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.”
All of this goes to show that the White House has helped to cover things up when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s illegal activities, and they are keeping tight-mouthed about any involvement. Looks like the FBI was right to reopen their case against crooked Hillary.
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