Judicial Watch announced yesterday that it has obtained new emails that prove former president Barack Obama lied when he said he knew nothing about Hillary Clinton’s emails until he heard about it on the news like the rest of America.
The proof comes from a batch of emails dating back to 2012. It has taken this long for a court-ordered discovery to bring the evidence we all knew existed to light.
Considering Obama and his surrogates continue to claim his was the most “scandal free” presidency in modern history, it will be interesting to see how the mainstream media buries this one.
The discovery centers on the question of whether or not Hillary Clinton installed a private server in her home to intentionally evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This is the policy that guarantees media outlets and journalists the right to see government communications. Without it we wouldn’t know half of what we know now about Obama and Hillary’s years in the White House.
The FOIA request Judicial Watch used to gain access to that batch of emails—one that Judicial Watch was only able to use because they got a court order–shows that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
Judicial Watch posted the newly released emails, and they show that Obama himself (using a pseudonym) communicated directly with Clinton about the matter.
Part of one email chain mentions the fake identities of Obama and Clinton – L and S/ES. Of particular concern is an FOIA request from CREW (Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington). Dated, December 20, 2012, the email shows direct involvement by the Obama Whitehouse in tracking the FOIA request.
With a subject line reading “Need to track down an FOIA request from CREW,” Sheryl L. Walter, director of the State Department’s Office of Information Programs and Services, copied Heather Samuelson, Clinton’s White House liaison, describing the CREW FOIA request in an email:
Hi Heather — Copy attached, it was in our significant weekly FOIA report that we send to L and S/ES also. Do you want us to add you to that list? It’s a subset of things like this that we think likely to be of broader Department interest. More detail below re this request. As a practical matter given our workload, it won’t be processed for some months. Let me know if there are any particular sensitivities. If we don’t talk later, happy holidays! All the best, Sheryl
Not long after that, Samuelson responded:
White House Counsel was looking into this for me. I will circle back with them now to see if they have further guidance.
On May 10, 2013 the State Department’s Office of Information Programs and Services replied to CREW’s request, stating that “no records responsive to your request were located.”
By 2014 Samuelson was Clinton’s personal lawyer who led in the review of Clinton’s emails to determine which were work-related and which were personal.
In 2016, the Justice Department granted immunity to Samuelson and four others involved in the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
The gist of the story is that Hillary Clinton illegally kept all her official emails on a private server. When outside parties like CREW request information covered by FOIA, assistants like Samuelson would only search Clinton’s barely used official accounts and then respond back that no records existed.
All this while knowing Clinton was routinely doing business outside of official channels. Now, thanks to Judicial Watch we know that former president Barack Obama made sure the State Department kept him in the loop.
Court ordered release of emails show that Hillary Clinton, her staff, and ultimately then President Barack Obama lied over and over about their knowledge of Clinton’s private email.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “These documents suggest the Obama White House knew about the Clinton email lies being told to the public at least as early as December 2012. A federal court granted Judicial Watch discovery into the Clinton emails because the court wanted answers about a government cover-up of the Clinton emails. And now we have answers because it looks like the Obama White House orchestrated the Clinton email cover-up.”
Despite these indisputable facts, the nation’s gatekeepers, the mainstream media, conveniently omits Obama’s name in connection with Clinton’s “illegal” acts.
After the former FBI Director James Comey declared Clinton free of any charges in 2016, NewsBusters did a Google search to see how often Barack Obama’s name appeared in mainstream stories.
The search showed nothing relevant.
The Washington Post only included Obama’s name in one sentence about Jeff Sessions. In another, he appears with Peter Strzok and a desire to “know everything we are doing.”
The New York Times only mentioned Obama’s name four times and none of those occasions concerned lies and illegal activity.
Now, imagine the Times had even a hint that a Republican or conservative president was complicit in such actions.
That’s how you know this is a big story.