Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I'm Confused...

Now, I know I'm just one of those knuckle-dragging neanderthal bitter clingers, but I can't seem to reconcile these next two stories:

Obama: I First Learned About Clinton’s Email Address ‘Through News Reports’
President Barack Obama said he first found out through the news about Hillary Clinton’s private email address she used for government business while secretary of state.

“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” Obama told CBS News.

The president said he’s glad his former secretary of state instructed her emails be disclosed to the public.
Got that? “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports” - that's when President Obama claims to have learned that his Secretary of State Hillary! Clinton was using private e-mail rather than the official, mandatory .gov address.

And then this:

White House: Obama did trade e-mails with Clinton
A White House spokesman said Monday that President Obama did trade e-mails with then-secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton but did not know about her private e-mail system that included a server at her home.

"I would not describe the number of e-mails as large, but they did have the occasion to e-mail one another," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, adding that he did not know about the content.
I mean, I must be missing something, right? Because what it looks like to me is that, in the first story, Obama is claiming that he didn't know about Hillary using private e-mail until the news broke earlier this year. In the second story, the White House admits that they exchanged e-mails with Clinton on her private server.

Now, maybe they do things differently at the White House. Maybe it's official protocol to just blindly hit "reply" to any e-mail that comes in, not bothering to look at the sender. Maybe President Obama gets his e-mail directly, without anyone else looking at it, and the man is a complete and utter noob when it comes to electronic mail.

Or do they really honestly and truly expect us to believe that Barack Obama, acting as the President of the United States, the single most powerful man in the world, was corresponding with his Secretary of State, the face of the United States in the world community, without knowing which e-mail address she was using?

The real question, in my mind, is why is Obama lying about what he knew and when he knew it? Why did he allow - and make no mistake, he knew and allowed it to happen - Clinton to bypass established security protocols? Why did his administration knowingly foster this breach of the law requiring open and honest - remember, transparent - communications? Why would they allow Hillary Clinton to operate an untraceable e-mail address that only she controlled access to while she was SecState?

There's something going on here that doesn't even vaguely pass the smell test, folks...

That is all.


Roger said...

The answer to the question is quite simple. (Occam's Razor) Our president is a pathological liar.

Ted said...

Another possibility is that Obama also has multiple private email channels that are outside the .gov domain.

........ But what seems to be missing is that no one is asking. " ok Hilary who setup your server for you...... And don't tell me that you have the skill set needed to configure and maintain a mail server.

That's the person that knows the answers. Hopefully they can be found before they get all Viince Fostered

Ted said...

...... And just how stupid does she think everyone is. "Only wanted to carry one phone so she only used one email account". ????

Old NFO said...

They're ALL lying... THat's the going in argument...

Morris said...

Yep, when you've told as many lies as these buggers, it must get hard to keep track...

Which is why they need to the MSM to run interference for them

Formynder said...

I really hate to do this, but given the way govt e-mail works, it's entirely possible to e-mail without knowing the actual address, just by looking up their name in the Global Address List, and letting Outlook handle the actual formatting. I don't for one second believe that the President didn't know she was using a private server, but it's entirely plausible that he didn't know her actual address, allowing him to make statements like that.

Anonymous said...

But, Jay. This is how he finds out EVERYTHING.

By watching the news. Not by actually, you know, looking.

He found out about other stuff there as well.

Like the VA waiting list,
and the DOJ supoena of AP records,
and the IRS targeting conservative groups,
and fast and furious gunwalking.......

I'm seeing a pattern and the pattern is why I didn't vote for him last go round.

Joseph in IL

Gary said...

Here's how I think it went down... I think her account was configured to forward all e-mails to her private account, and I think her private account/server was configured to masquerade her private account and use her address as the from: or reply-to: address.

Ted said...

That wouldn't accomplish what she was looking for since all the returned and reply strings would still go through the .gov server and be archived.

My understanding is that she wanted to completely by pass any gov address not just mask it. she was openly using the address at her domain.

With all the spam and list mail flooding people's email in box. People only open mail from people they recognize.

As long as the address book was set up wih her address in it your mail client will do the translation.

Daniel in Brookline said...

If he did know it, he kept his mouth shut about it and let her dig her own grave. Perhaps he even engineered the leak that exposed it. We've long known that there's no love lost between those two.