A WikiLeaks email released Tuesday has exposed a bare-faced lie told by Barack Obama to the American people.
In an interview with CBS News in March 2015, Obama said he learned about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.”
But the hacked email exposes that for what it was – a shameless lie.
Days after the CBS interview, top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills expressed alarm that Obama was telling the nation he knew nothing about his Secretary of State’s use of a non-government server to conduct government business.
“We need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say state.gov,” Cheryl Mills wrote in an email with the subject “POTUS on HRC emails,” as she and John Podesta scrambled to cover for the President’s lie.
WikiLeaks have exposed that Obama has more than just “emails from her.” Obama sent and received hundreds of emails using Clinton’s private server – many of which were sent from his own secret, non-government email account email@example.com.
There can be no question that Barack Obama knew about Hillary Clinton’s private email operation years before the public found out in news reports – and as her boss, he endorsed her use of it.
The revelation, from the Podesta emails being drip-fed to the nation’s body politic, also suggests Obama’s role in the private server scandal is the reason Hillary Clinton wasn’t prosecuted for her email crimes. If Hillary Clinton was in the dock, the President would be the first defense witness put on the stand.
Any possibility of prosecuting Clinton was tanked by Obama’s conflict of interest. Obama engaged in the same misconduct that was the focus of the Clinton probe: the reckless mishandling of classified information. Hillary couldn’t be found guilty without implicating the president – and he would be found guilty as well.
The FBI and DOJ chose their side: the side of the current and likely future President of the United States of America.
In playing fast and loose with the rule of law, the actions of this administration have degraded the FBI and the Justice Department.