Elder Patriot- In early March of 2015 then-President Obama sat for an interview with CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante who asked Obama when he first learned about Hillary’s private email set-up.
Obama told Plante: “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”
In October 2015, Obama repeated that lie when told a 60 Minutes audience that ‘No,’ he did not know Clinton did an end run around security protocols with her home-brew email setup while she was his Secretary of State.
Obama had to say that, just as he had to find a way to exonerate her. Here’s why.
Hillary Clinton had become convinced that the leaks revealing her violation of the Espionage Act were originating from Obama’s aides and under his orders. And, she feared the political ramifications for her presidential run.
Against the advice of her closest advisors she asked for and received a meeting with the president in the Oval Office. When she confronted the president he played dumb and that enraged Mrs. Clinton. She exploded at him, “What I want for you to do is call off your f–king dogs, Barack!”
Needless to say that meeting didn’t end well and, after sleeping on it, Mrs. Clinton decided to set course on a scorched earth policy. She let President Obama know that she wasn’t the only one with something to fear from the missing emails being made public.
Hillary knew she had the president over a barrel. Obama decided to admit that he had given Mrs. Clinton permission to use that private email server to conduct official State Department business but insisted it was no big deal. The lapdog mainstream media matrix reported it that way and buried the story.
In fact, it was evidence that Obama was a participant in committing a gross violation of the Espionage Act
Mrs. Clinton also knew that server held all the proof she needed to prove that Obama had exchanged emails with her using that server. That is why she refused to turn it over to the FBI even when subpoenaed to do so.
To protect himself, Obama not only had no choice but to make sure that there would be no forthcoming indictment of Hillary, he had to do everything in his power to guarantee her election so that his involvement would be buried for eternity.
Now, examination of text messages exchanged between FBI Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page reveal that days before Hillary sat for the sham interview with Strzok they had already drafted her exoneration.
The passage in the June 30 draft stated:
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.
After that draft was circulated it was revised to replace “the President” with “another senior government official.”
We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. [Emphasis added.] Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.
The effort to obscure Obama’s involvement was clear. Rather than leave the door open to questions as to who the senior official might be the decision was made to purge any reference to Obama, entirely.
It is clear that Obama and Clinton had a shared sense of panic over their numerous email exchanges compounded by the fact that Obama had lied to a national TV audience about it… on multiple occasions.
To cover his tracks from further scrutiny, Obama put his email communications with Hillary under executive seal. Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy explains that the benefit was two-fold:
“Obama was able (1) to sidestep disclosure without acknowledging that the emails contained classified information, and (2) to avoid using the term “executive privilege” — with all its dark Watergate connotations — even though that was precisely what he was invoking.”
McCarthy “note[d] that claims of executive privilege must yield to demands for disclosure of relevant evidence in criminal prosecutions. But of course, that’s not a problem if there will be no prosecution.”
Obama made it clear to everyone inside the DOJ and the FBI in a nationally televised interview that he wanted Hillary to be given a pass. The excuse he used was that Clinton had no intent to damage national security.
It was a false reading of the Espionage Act because intent was not an element of the law. It didn’t matter the MMM bought it hook line and sinker and the inquiries abated.
More importantly his appointments inside executive branch heard him loud and clear.
Obama didn’t leave it at clearing Clinton. He still had to guarantee Hillary would win the election and so he ordered the DOJ and the FBI to use the now-discredited Russian dossier to get authorization to spy on the Trump campaign.
It is doubtful that without Obama giving the orders to do so that a “rogue society” of agents would or could undertake such a plot by themselves and without approval.
There was only one thing Obama couldn’t have planned on, Donald Trump becoming president.
After Trump won, the fact that they continued trying to find some way to unseat him or drive him from office is evidence that they had acted unlawfully in support of Barack Obama. Otherwise, as careerists with nothing to hide, they would have abided their new president instead of risking a Constitutional crisis. H/T Andrew C. McCarthy