The Obama Connection to Hillary’s Emails
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For a President who had so many scandals and related issues during his time in the White House, there sure seems to be a lot of CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and ABC media defense for Barack Obama. After eight years of poor economic growth, scandals overseas, the growth of ISIS and Russia, the 44th President had been successfully reshaping of his legacy. Unfortunately for him, Hillary's illegal, private email server and non government email account may have thrown a wrench into the Obama legacy machine. The former President's ties to Hillary's terrible decisions are now laid bare. The Washington Times uncovered key elements of the Inspector General's report on her private email server located in the restroom of her private residence.
Not Quite the Case Obama Described?
Snopes and other democrat run fact checker sites have not covered this doozie of a story. We could only find one site, Fact Checker.Org, from a story in 2015.
President Obama said he first learned “through news reports” that Hillary Clinton used a private email system when she was his secretary of state. But it turns out he did know she used a private email address, at least for some official business. The White House now says the two leaders traded emails and “the president was aware of her email address.” (Source).
Although this story broke a while ago, a search of Snopes for Hillary, Obama, Emails, etc., turns up nothing we could find so far. After it was learned that Hillary (Affectionately known as "Broom Hillary") deleted over 30,000 emails from a server, she used to conduct, secret, and confidential U.S. official business, Obama appeared to claim he had nothing to do with it. He said that he found out at the same time as everyone else, "through news reports."
On the other hand, depending on your definition of what knowing about it means, maybe he didn't know anything after all? The investigation into the email matter found that not only did Obama know she was using a non-government authorized email, but that he participated in conducting official business with Hillary using that email address.
He was one of the 13 people in contact with Clinton through her secret email server. Furthermore, this happened when Hillary was out of the country, where it is believed she was most vulnerable to having her email server hacked. Clinton is fortunate that no charges ever came about between the two. Obama is even luckier.
There are many reasons why Hillary's email server was a massive scandal. Beyond just being illegal and secretive, it was a key element of foreign policy. Foreign powers may have hacked the server to get key data about the State Department. Furthermore, considering how ISIS, Russia, Iran, and North Korea played the Obama Administration for eight years, it is plausible that they had inside info on what the White House was going to do next. Hillary is lucky.
The country turned out to be much less so. The facts show it is mostly true that the former president allowed his subordinate to use a private server that she used for fundraising, as well as the people's business. Pundits argue that similarly situated government employees would have done prison time for intermingling private and public business on an insecure server.
Wikileaks turned over the 30,000 plus email documents Hillary tried to destroy with Bleach Bit. Many say Russia was behind releasing the documents, and this led to Hillary losing the election. In any event, we find it is mostly true that the ex-president knew and participated in using Hillary's insecure server.