According to the National Review who has conducted a series of explosive reports that all show that President Obama not only knew about Hillary Clinton’s private email server and participated with her under a pseudonym email account, but he also made it so she would not be indited over the email server.
The email exchanges that happened between Obama and Clinton must have involved classified information, given the nature of consultations between presidents and secretary of states, and based on the fact that Obama’s administration adamantly refused to disclose the Clinton-Obama emails.
Many believe Clinton mishandled classified information but now it appears that the mishandling was happening on both ends with the president of the United States included.
This is why Obama had to make sure Clinton was exonerated from any charges. If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patented. Both would be implicit in the act of willfully mishandling of classified intelligence information.
Former FBI director James Comey hasn’t been cleared yet either for his hand in this whole operation. We now know that Comey’s statement about Clinton’s criminal charges about her emails was drafted two months before his announcement and was edited to have less incriminating language that led to him saying he did not think she should be charged.
Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) addressed some of these revisions in a letter to the FBI this past weekend regarding the missing texts from FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
According to the Senator, Comey’s decision originally contained a passage expressly referring to a troublesome email exchange between Obama and Clinton. The report said:
“We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal email extensively while outside the United States, including from the territory of sophisticated adversaries. That use included an email exchange with the President while Secretary Clinton was on the territory of such an adversary. [Emphasis added.] Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal email account.”
On the same day, according to a Strzok–Page text, a revised draft of Comey’s remarks was circulated by his chief of staff, Jim Rybicki. It replaced “the President” with “another senior government official,” reports The National Review.
This effort to obscure Obama’s involvement isn’t just illegal but had an obvious flaw. It would practically have begged congressional investigators and enterprising journalists to press for the identification of the “senior government official” with whom Clinton exchanged emails.
By the time Comey made his remarks in July 2016, any mention of Obama was completely avoided and instead all of the stress was placed on Clinton.
Now a separate investigation needs to be opened to look into President Obama’s involvement with Hillary Clinton’s private email server and bring both to face the charges when top government officials are negligent in handling government information.