Whoops. Josh Earnest Refers To ‘President Clinton’ While Explaining Hillary Emails

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers questions about the upcoming budget proposal from President Barack Obama, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington.
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For the past few days, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has spent a majority of his press briefing explaining why Hillary Clinton had a private email account hosted on a private server in her home while she was Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

Perhaps that’s why he slipped and referred to her as “President Clinton” yesterday while he was under fire from Fox News’ White House reporter Ed Henry.

“[W]hen personal email is used for official government business, it’s required for that personal email to be stored, properly maintained and preserved at the agency,” Earnest said, “And that according to President Clinton’s team, is exactly what they did.”

“Secretary Clinton, years later,” replied Henry.

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