On Saturday President Obama told CBS he found out about Hillary’s personal email use via news media reports. Yesterday an editor at Gawker, John Cook, told CNN he personally emailed Josh Earnest questions about the Hillary personal email use in 2013 asking about records and appropriatness.
Today Josh Earnest said President Obama and Hillary did email each other, but President Obama didn’t actually know about Hillary’s email issue…. or something similar. Maybe. Well, um, you decide:
“The point that the president was making is not that he didn’t know Secretary Clinton’s email address, he did. 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.”
As Politico puts it: When pressed on whether Obama was aware that Clinton was conducting business over her private email, Earnest responded, “the point is the president did email with Secretary Clinton. I assume that he recognized the email address that he was emailing back to,” before saying that the important issue is whether she complied with the Federal Records Act. (link)