18 Emails Exchanged Between Obama and Hillary Clinton, Obama Claimed He Learned of Private Server From Media

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The State Department said Friday 18 emails exchanged between Hillary Clinton and President Obama – that were sent through Clinton’s private server and did not contain classified information – would not be made public because of the traditional practice of saving presidential communications for the future.

However, that announcement seems to conflict with what the New York Daily News reported last March, when Obama said he discovered Clinton’s use of a personal email server through the media.

“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” he told CBS News.

“My emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived,” Obama said at the time, adding, “I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.”

Breitbart News reported that some of the emails on Clinton’s private server contain such highly classified information they will never be released by the State Department – even in a redacted form.

The State Department released about 1,000 Clinton emails Friday evening but did not abide by the deadline for some 7,000 remaining emails. Citing “oversight,” last week the State Department asked a judge for a month-long extension to complete the release of the emails.


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