President Obama stated unequivocally that he had no knowledge that Hillary Clinton used a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, and stated that they rarely communicated by email.
During an appearance on ’60 Minutes’ last October, Obama flat out said “No” when asked if he knew about her private email server.
It appears, that President Obama lied.
Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry reported on the newest bombshell to come out of the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks.
In an email on March 4, 2015 John Podesta – Clinton’s campaign chair – wrote to longtime Clinton aide Cheryl Mills:
“Think we should hold emails to and from potus? 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.”
Henry pointed out why the timing of that message may be significant. One day before, House Benghazi Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) issued a subpoena demanding Clinton preserve her emails and records.
On March 20, 2015 Gowdy demanded that the private email server be turned over to the committee. Henry said that a March 22 email exchange discussed Clinton and President Obama meeting at the White House.
The president has always maintained that he did not know Clinton used a private server while she was secretary of state and that the two rarely communicated by email.
The State Department said today that a small number of work-related emails were not turned over due to executive privilege, Henry reported.