Many of the recently released WikiLeaks emails connected to Hillary Clinton and her staff have been damaging, but none more so than the latest regarding the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server.
Clinton has consistently denied any wrongdoing on her part, despite official findings that she put our country at risk by storing classified information on an unsecured server, and President Barack Obama has attempted to distance himself from the scandal by claiming that he didn’t know anything about it.
However, the latest email released in a batch from Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, proved that both Clinton and Obama not only lied to the American people about the situation, but also tried to cover up their misconduct.
In a message titled “POTUS on HRC emails,” Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for Clinton’s campaign, seemingly warned Jennifer Palmieri, then White House director of communications and now director of communications for Clinton’s presidential campaign, about Obama’s claim regarding when when he found out about the private email server.
“Jen 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,” Schwerin wrote.
Schwerin was likely referencing Obama’s interview with CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante, who asked the president when, exactly, he had found out that Clinton had been using a private email.
“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” Obama told Plante.
But according to the next message in the email chain, that was a lie.
After the initial email made its way up the chain, Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff while Clinton headed the State Department, forwarded it to Podesta, and her words implicate Clinton and Obama in a more telling way than even we expected.
“(W)e need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say state.gov,” Mills wrote.
So not only did Obama lie to the American people about his knowledge of the private email server, but he did so in order to protect Clinton. And what’s worse is that the misconduct of this administration didn’t stop there, as Mills and Podesta apparently colluded to “clean up” a presidential lie.
How did they cover it up? We don’t know for sure, but we do know that just a couple of weeks after this email was sent, Clinton’s private server was conveniently wiped clean with Bleachbit software.
We deserve to know exactly what needed to be cleaned up in the emails between Obama and Clinton – emails that have been withheld by the State Department on account of the president’s “executive communications privilege.”
This type of collusion and lying by the highest officials in the United States government and their aides is completely unacceptable and a slap in the face to the respect that those offices deserve.
We mustn’t allow Obama, Clinton or anyone else involved to get away with these things, and we definitely can’t allow the mainstream media to ignore it.