Andrew McCarthy, one of the nation’s top legal minds and former federal prosecutor told WND that the latest Wikileaks bombshell confirms his belief that Hillary Clinton wasn’t prosecuted for mishandling classified information because President Obama would have been implicated, too.
According to Garth Kant, WND, Wikileaks released an email on Friday from March 4, 2015, sent by Clinton’s eventual presidential campaign manager, John Podesta, to her attorney Cheryl Mills, asking if they should decline to turn over emails between Clinton and President Obama sent over her private server.
Podesta suggested invoking “executive privilege” to withhold the emails just one day after the House Benghazi Committee had told Clinton to provide all her emails.
Podesta’s email read: “Think we should hold emails to and from potus [President of the United States]? That’s the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to ask for that. They may not care, but I(t) seems like they will.”
Mills did not answer Podesta’s email, but the emails between Obama and Clinton were never turned over to the Benghazi committee. Eighteen such emails were turned over the State Department, which has refused to release them.
McCarthy told WND, “This confirms what I have said all along: President Obama was engaged in the same reckless conduct as then-Secretary Clinton: engaging in exchanges of highly sensitive information — information that is presumptively classified under the president’s own executive order — over a non-secure, non-government system.”
Indeed, the evidence is growing that Obama knowingly did what Clinton did, and transferred classified information over her unsecure and unauthorized private email system.
Emails between the president and his secretary of state with sensitive information are “born classified,” as McCarthy pointed out in his Sept. 26, article in National Review titled, “Obama’s Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation — As Predicted.”
Obama himself seemed keenly aware of that, because he used a fake name in those emails.
“Abedin knew,” wrote McCarthy, “as the FBI agents who were interviewing her surely knew, that at least some of Obama’s pseudonymous exchanges with Clinton had to have crossed into these categories.”
By “these categories,” McCarthy was referring to Obama’s own executive order — EO 13526, which states: “The unauthorized disclosure of foreign government information is presumed to cause damage to the national security,” which includes such categories as foreign relations, foreign activities of the United States, military plans, and intelligence activities.
Five days after the New York Times disclosed the existence of Clinton’s private email server, Obama told CBS News on March 7, 2015, that he learned about it at “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.”
That was not true, because Obama himself had exchanged emails with Clinton on the server. And, as noted, he even used a fake name, for reasons never explained.