[Ed. – The point here is not whether Obama noticed that the email account was a private commercial one. What top executive pays attention to that? (Other than Jimmy Carter, who devoted presidential hours to correcting the grammar and syntax in his staff’s memos.) The point is that conservatively a dozen — perhaps more — White House staffers would have been aware of that email address, and in spite of Obama’s stated policy on using official email accounts, no one has produced evidence that they did anything about it.]
While President Barack Obama claimed that he found out about Hillary Clinton’sprivate email from news reports (Presidents: they’re just like us!), White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today that the president and Clinton had indeed exchanged emails using Clinton’s private address.
“The president, as I think many people expected, did over the course of his first several years in office trade emails with his secretary of state,” Earnest said. “I would not describe the number of emails as large, but they did have the occasion to email each other.”
Earnest then attempted to explain away Obama’s earlier comments, saying that just because the president claimed he had no idea about Clinton’s email address does in fact not mean that they had not exchanged emails.
“The point that the president was making is not that he didn’t know Secretary Clinton’s email address, he did,” Earnest said. “But he was not aware of the details of how that email address and that server had been set up or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the Federal Records Act.”