President Obama did in fact use Hillary Clinton’s “private” email account — and he used a code name to do it, the FBI found — despite Obama saying something different…..
Top aide Huma was shocked by classified information sent on Hillary’s unsecure email system
- Huma Abedin told FBI the White House was informed when Clinton changed her primary email address
- White House server could only receive emails from designated accounts
- FBI showed Abedin an exchange between Clinton and an account she did not recognize, believed to belong to Obama
- June 2012 email was titled ‘Re: Congratulations’ and took place on day Supreme Court upheld part of Obamacare
- Abedin said she was shocked the email was not classified
- Obama told CBS in March 2014 he learned about Clinton’s private emails from ‘news reports’
President Obama used a code name to communicate with Hillary Clinton on her controversial email server in 2012 – appearing to contradict claims he ‘found out at the same time as everybody else’.
According to FBI investigators, Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin understood the significance of this immediately when told during questioning and exclaimed, ‘How is that not classified?’.
Indeed, documents released by the FBI on Friday reveal that when Abedin learned her boss had allegedly exchanged messages with the president on an un-secure channel, using a pseudonym to protect his identity, she demanded her own copies.
This was presumably to cover her own back in case top secret information had been discussed, which would potentially be criminal.
‘This exchange strongly suggests Clinton and the president knowingly discussed classified material in an unclassified setting and hence broke the law,’ Raj Shah, the research director at the Republican National Committee, told the New York Post.
The White House knew Hillary Clinton used a private email account and President Obama used a pseudonym to communicate with her, new FBI documents reveal
Clinton aide Huma Abedin revealed to the FBI that the White House had to be informed when the Democratic presidential nominee changed her primary email address.
The White House server could only receive emails from designated accounts and one of them had to be Clinton’s, who was Secretary of State at the time.
Obama claimed in March 2014 that he only found out Clinton was using a private account for official State Department business through a New York Times report.
The president told CBS News that he found out about the emails ‘the same time everybody else learned it through news reports’.
Abedin revealed to the FBI that she did not know what Obama’s pseudonym was and did not recognize his email address when she was shown an exchange between Clinton and the president in 2012.
The June 2012 exchange, which took place on Clinton’s private account, had the subject ‘Re: Congratulations!’, according to the Daily Beast.
When Abedin was informed by the FBI that it was believed the pseudonym belonged to Obama she exclaimed, ‘How is this not classified?’, the FBI report states.
‘Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email’, the report continues.
The FBI released 189 new pages from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server on Friday night.
Emails between Clinton and Obama are exempt from the disclosure, citing ‘presidential communications privilege’.
The FBI report does not detail the particular email that was shown to Abedin.
But, due to the date of the email, it may be related to a Supreme Court ruling that day which upheld a portion of the Obamacare law, according to Politico.
The exchange had the subject ‘Re: Congratulations!’ and took place in June 2012, on the day the Supreme Court upheld a portion of the Obamacare law
Human Abedin revealed to the FBI that the White House was informed when Clinton changed her primary email address as it could only receive messages from designated accounts
The Republican National Committee immediately jumped on the report, saying it was evidence Clinton and Obama both broke the law.
‘This exchange strongly suggests Clinton and the president knowingly discussed classified material in an unclassified setting,’ RNC research director Raj Shah told the New York Post.
But Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said the email illustrated how insignificant the items in the presidential hopeful’s private email server really were.
‘These materials further demonstrate why the Justice Department believed there was no basis to move forward with this case,’ Brian Fallon said.
FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 7, 2016. Getty Images
The report also contains an interview with a Romanian hacker known by the name of ‘Guccifier’, who revealed he had lied to Fox News about hacking into Clinton’s server.
‘Lazar began by stating that he had never claimed to hack the Clinton server,’ the report reads.
‘[An FBI agent] then advised that Fox News had recently published an article which reported that Lazar had claimed to have access to Clinton’s server.’
‘Lazar then stated that he recalled the interview with Fox News, and that he had lied to them about hacking the Clinton server.’
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Hacker Brags Hillary Server Was “Completely Unsecure”
The notorious Romanian hacker known as Guccifer has bragged about how simple it was to access Hillary Clinton’s personal email server.
“It was like an open orchid on the internet,” he told NBC News in an interview aired Wednesday. “There were hundreds of folders.”
Guccifer, whose real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar, is now in US custody. He spoke to NBC from a prison in Bucharest before being extradited.
He claimed that the former secretary of state’s email server was “completely unsecured.”
On Wednesday, speaking from a Virginia prison, he told Fox News that he accessed Clinton’s email by tracking other political heavyweights, including Gen. Colin Powell, Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal and members of the Bush family.
“For example, when Sidney Blumenthal got an email, I checked the email pattern from Hillary Clinton, from Colin Powell, from anyone else to find out the originating IP,” he said.
Fox said investigators probing Clinton’s email setup intend to question Lazar about his alleged access to the server.
Clinton’s server held nearly 2,200 emails that contained information now deemed classified — and 22 that were labeled “Top Secret.”
A spokesman for Clinton told NBC that there is no reason anyone should take Guccifer’s claims seriously.
“There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell,” said Brian Fallon, national press secretary for Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Marcel Lazar Lehel, aka Guccifer, is escorted by masked policemen in Bucharest after his arrest in 2014.Photo: Reuters
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