Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and WikiLeaks: To Server and Protect

Barb Wire

Only 22 percent of Americans have a “great deal of trust” in the Executive Branch. And after President Obama’s latest lies, it’s easy to see why! In an explosive set of emails released by the WikiLeaks hack, the country is learning that Barack Obama did not, as he insisted in March of 2015, find out about Hillary Clinton’s private email servers “at the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.” Not only did he know about the illegal set-up, he communicated with her on it! And he must have known it was wrong, or else he wouldn’t have used an alias to do so!

Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, was so panicked about the arrangement, we read in the exposed emails, that she tried to get staff to scrub the messages. “We need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say State.gov.” Even more incriminating, Clinton advisor Huma Abedin exclaimed to FBI investigators about the exchanges, “How is this not classified?” Now, caught in a huge lie — which, unfortunately, is familiar territory for this administration — it’s obvious that the Obama White House was trying to protect Clinton and broke the law to do it. Suddenly, the FBI’s decision to drop the prosecution makes sense. Andrew McCarthy, writing for National Review, shakes his head with the rest of America.

“For the parties to prove such culpable conduct on the president’s part in a high-profile criminal trial would have been profoundly embarrassing to him, to say the least. Therefore, it was never going to happen… Given that Obama was manifestly determined to conceal his e-mails with Clinton, what is the chance that he would ever have permitted a prosecution of Clinton, which would necessarily have exposed those e-mails? To repeat what I’ve been arguing, I’d rate it as something less than non-existent.”

Of course, this only confirms what people have long suspected about President Obama: that he’s a liar. “The president so routinely appeals to ignorance when asked about damaging news involving his administration that it’s become a cliché,” the New York Post fumes. “Obama claimed he was caught unawares by the scandals involving gun-walking into Mexico, the NSA’s spying on foreign leaders, Gen. David Petraeus’ leak of sensitive information to the woman with whom he was having an affair, the IRS scandal, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the Justice Department’s monitoring of journalists, among others.”

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After eight years of suspicion, we now have clear evidence that this president has intentionally deceived the American people. It all begs the question: what else has he lied to us about? And, just as importantly, how low will his preferred successor stoop to hide the truth?

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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