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Washington - White House Says Will Not Release Emails Between Obama, Clinton

Published on: October 31, 2015 10:00 PM
By: Reuters 
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Washington - The White House will not allow the release of emails exchanged between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton from when she was secretary of state, a senior administration official said on Friday.‎

The emails may be withheld until after Obama leaves office under the Presidential Records Act, according to the White House, which governs public access to the president’s records.

The number of emails involved has not been made public. The White House said Obama and Clinton, who is now running as a Democrat to succeed him in office in 2017, exchanged emails “on occasion.”

A federal judge has ordered the State Department to publicly release all of Clinton’s emails from her time as the nation’s top diplomat after Vice News sued the department under freedom of information laws.

The State Department is releasing them in monthly batches; another 4,400 were released on Friday. They range from dull exchanges on scheduling matters to information that the government has redacted from public release because it is classified and could harm national security if disclosed.

It was not immediately clear whether U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan would agree with the U.S. executive branch that Clinton’s emails with Obama did not have to be released under his order.

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Clinton has spent months defending her decision to use only a private email account connected to a server in her New York home for her work as secretary of state. Her critics say the set-up was an attempt to skirt transparency and may have made classified information vulnerable to hackers, charges she denies.

The New York Times first reported that the White House would try to block the release of the emails, which were discovered by the State Department in its effort to release Clinton’s emails.

The State Department declined to comment on the White House’s decision.‎



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 Oct 31, 2015 at 10:40 PM amerikaner Says:

why not? if he's got something to hide he should be IMPEACHED

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 Nov 01, 2015 at 06:19 AM IsraelReader Says:

It's interesting to note:
"that the government has redacted from public release because it is classified and could harm national security if disclosed".

Hillary has insisted all along, that her emails did not contain anything classified ...

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 Nov 01, 2015 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Didn't Obama, the traitorous anti Semite, promise the American people "complete transparency" in his presidency???? Could it be, say it isn't so, that he's a proven liar, just like Hilary has been proven to be?! Anyone who votes democRAT ought to have their heads examined.

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 Nov 01, 2015 at 06:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Hey where are all obama's usual defenders ???? Do they have nothing to say, or more likely, no way to defend him??

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