According to a new report from the New York Times, the State Department announced that 18 emails between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be withheld from release to the public. These emails “had been sent through Hillary Clinton’s private computer server” on her private email.
The report from the Times did not make the connection that Mr. Obama had lied. However, IOTW Report has found that this revelation proves that President Obama lied about how he gained knowledge of Ms. Clinton’s server. According to CBS News, President Obama stated that he had no knowledge of Ms. Clinton’s server during her time as Secretary of State.
Further, when asked directly by 60 Minutes, the President again denied any knowledge of it at all.
“Did you know about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server?” 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft asked the President. “No,” he responded. “While she was Secretary of State?” he pressed. “No,” President Obama again answered.
The President continued, “I don’t think it posed a national security problem. I think that it was a mistake that she has acknowledged.”
Mr. Obama further argued that the issue was only a problem because Republicans are looking for a way to damage Ms. Clinton.
“I do think that the way it’s been ginned-up is in part because of– in part– because of politics,” he told Kroft. “And I think she’d be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly.”
This was not the only time that President Obama denied knowledge about Ms. Clinton’s server. He also went so far as to say he did not even know about it before the general public. I learned about it “the same time everybody else learned it: through news reports,” the President told CBS in a separate interview.
Ms. Clinton’s own campaign site even acknowledges that the people she emailed using her private server knew that she was using such a server.