White House Suggests Obama Found Out About Hillary Email Scandal From ‘Reading The Newspaper’

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Aboard Air Force One, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest indicated that President Obama probably found out about the Hillary Clinton email scandal from “the newspaper.”

Earnest admitted he had “no idea” when Obama learned that Clinton was exclusively using a private email account based on a home server but that he “wouldn’t be surprised, however, if he had learned about that by reading the newspaper.”

“The president has a lot of things on his plate,” Earnest said. “I’m not sure the details of a senior administration official’s email arrangement lands on the president’s desk with any regularity.”

Earnest was intentionally vague whether Clinton or Obama had discussed the email issue, admitting that he was “unaware” of any conversations between the two leaders or their staff.


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