Obama Seeks to Bury Hillary’s Emails

Although Hillary Clinton has pledged full disclosure in recent weeks concerning her emails that she sent from her private email server during her time as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton may not be able to keep her promise because the State Department recently discovered many emails between Clinton and President Obama.

That decision could intensify the political struggle between Mrs. Clinton, who is running for president, and congressional Republicans, who have pressed for disclosure of her emails as part of an investigation into the administration’s handling of the attacks on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

Throughout the entire email server controversy President Obama has stated that he learned about Clinton’s use of a private email sever from the news just like everyone else, but in Washington where secrets are part of everyday life it seems unrealistic to believe that someone in his administration wasn’t aware of the email server when she was actually using it.

Regardless of how the Hillary Rodham Clinton email server controversy plays out for her it’s looking more likely that the Obama Administration won’t see any fallout since Obama can claim executive privilege.

 “There is a long history of presidential records being kept confidential while the president is in office,” a White House official said. “It is a principle that previous White Houses have vigorously defended as it goes to the core of the president’s ability to receive unvarnished advice and counsel.”

In the meantime while the Obama Administration moves on with business as usual Hillary Clinton’s campaign has to continue dealing with fallout from the emails that have already been released which show that Mrs. Clinton did have some knowledge that J. Christopher Stevens, the United States Ambassador to Libya had voiced his concerns about the security of the embassy in Libya at least one year before he was killed there.

In the end will the Republican investigation really matter?

Source: New York Times 







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