Obama says he learned about Clinton’s emails from news reports

Obama says he learned about Clinton’s emails from news reports

[Ed. – Haven’t we heard this song before?]

President Barack Obama said he learned through news reports that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account for official business while she served as his secretary of state, CBS News reported on Saturday.

“I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed,” Obama said, according to an excerpt of an interview with CBS released by the network.

Clinton, seen as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016, said on Wednesday she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly.

“I think that the fact that she is putting them forward will allow us to make sure that people have the information they need,” Obama said in the interview, versions of which will be aired on Sunday morning on CBS.

“The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the Blackberry I carry around, all those records are available and archived,” Obama added.

The growing controversy over Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state threatens to cloud the expected launch of her campaign.

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