The same day that President Barack Obama publicly insisted that he learned about Hillary Clinton‘s use of private email for government business from news reports, internal campaign emails show that Clinton staffers knew he wasn’t telling the truth.
Obama was asked by CBS in March 2015 when he learned about Clinton’s use of “an email system outside the U.S. government for official business” as Secretary of State. “The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” he responded.
In a hacked March 7, 2015 email released by WikiLeaks Tuesday, Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin highlighted Obama’s comments in an email to other staffers. “You probably have more on this, but it looks like POTUS just said he found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news,” he said.
Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department Cheryl Mills immediately followed up in a private email to campaign chairman John Podesta. “We need to clean this up,” she worried. “He has emails from her – they do not say state.gov.”
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