Transcript for Obama Knew Hillary's Email, Not System Details
The president was asked a very direct question by bill Plante. If he was a where did she was using non government in now to conduct official business. And his answer was he was not aware of that until he read news or are heard about it in his reports how is that possible as you've just told us. He received emails from works I mean by definition when an email going from. The secretary of state of the press the United States be official business. Well presumably although you know I mean it could have been a birthday ally you but I doubt they'd just about everything between those yeah I pretty religious. The president was referring specifically to the arrangement associated with secretary Clinton's yes the president was aware for email address he treaty meals with her. That you knew surprise that the president states in treating the secretary of state. But the president was not aware the fact that this was a personal email server. And that this was the email address that she was using. Exclusively for all our for all her business. The president was not aware that until. That had been more widely reported. The president's commitment to the guidance that we've offered to employees of the government to use official email for official business. Is one that is important in one that he himself files with the president if he had been aware suggested to. Mrs. Clinton Secretary Clinton that she should. Using officially amount since that was the guidance. That's part hypotheticals that typically.
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