U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following their meeting at Villa Madama in Rome March 27, 2014. Obama met with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier in the day. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3IUZG

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following their meeting at Villa Madama in Rome March 27, 2014. Obama met with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier in the day. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3IUZG

U.S. President Barack Obama said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton never jeopardized national security in the handling of her emails as his secretary of state.

Obama, in an interview broadcast on Fox News Sunday, said Clinton has recognized carelessness on the email issue in which she used a private server for government business.

“But I also think it is important to keep this in perspective,” Obama said. “This is somebody who has served her country for four years as secretary of state, and did an outstanding job.”

Clinton, secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, has said her email arrangement broke no rules and that she will be vindicated in investigations of whether any laws were broken.

The government forbids sending or storing classified information outside secure, government-controlled channels.

The FBI has taken the server and is investigating the case with U.S. Justice Department attorneys. At least two Republican-led congressional committees are also investigating.

The Democratic president was asked if the Justice Department investigation would treat the Clinton case impartially.

“I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case,” said Obama, who leaves office next year.

“Guaranteed. Full stop. Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department. Because nobody is above the law,” he said.

The State Department said this month it has suspended plans for an internal review of whether classified information was properly handled in Clinton’s emails at the request of the FBI. The department, complying with a judge’s order, has released more than 52,000 emails from Clinton’s private server.

Republican rivals in the battle for the Nov. 8 presidential election have cited the email controversy in saying Clinton is unfit for the presidency.

 

Source: Reuters

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. This guy is set to destroy all facet of American fabric, his black mentality is taking it’s toll here. Only God knows when we come to humanity

    Listen to his argument, should Hilary Clinton, a government officer have resorted to using a private server, for official government matters, irrespective of any attendant implication, this reasoning beats me really, seriously stunned

    Same lady as secretary of state, issued official memo to caution and prohibit all officers and employee in the state department, against the use of private mail box for state functions

    Obama as defense counsel, most unsolicited, except for politics and the fact that, she is probably the anointed to take over from him, decide to make the Hilary case

    President Obama should know that he fools no one with his somersaulting illogicality

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