PRESIDENT CORRESPONDED WITH CLINTON ON PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS
|| By FITSNEWS || Over the weekend, U.S. president Barack Obama told CBS he learned of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s controversial private email address “the same time everybody else learned about it, through news reports.”
One small problem with that story, though …
Turns out Obama not only knew about the address, he repeatedly used it to correspond with Clinton.
“The president, as I think many people expected, did over the course of his first several years in office trade emails with his secretary of state,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest admitted this week. “I would not describe the number of emails as large, but they did have occasion to email each other.”
Earnest also claimed he “assumed” Obama knew Clinton’s private email address – but added the president “was not aware of the details of how that email address and that serve had been set up or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the Federal Records Act.”
According to a 2009 regulation from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), officials using personal accounts are required to preserve a record of any public business done on those accounts. Clinton didn’t do that … and not only that, she appears to have repeatedly used her private email address to evade Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from media outlets and advocacy groups.
Hence the rapidly escalating scandal …