Fox: Clinton Camp Was Worried About Emails Between Hillary and Obama After Server Scandal Broke

• October 14, 2016 12:16 pm


Fox News' Ed Henry reported Friday on newly released emails from WikiLeaks that showed President Obama may have known more about Hillary Clinton's private email server than was initially known by the public.

This is part of the weeklong release of emails that belonged to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta after they were hacked.

"It's an email that might draw President Obama deeper into this controversy than he has been before," Henry said. "Remember, the president has previously said that he was unaware that Hillary Clinton had a private server, number one, and that they emailed one another infrequently."

Henry went on to read an email from Podesta to Cheryl Mills on March 4, 2015: "Think we should hold emails to and from POTUS? That's the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to ask for that. They may not care, but it seems like they will."

Henry went on to say that this was significant partly because Obama has downplayed any emails he had with Clinton and that this email from Podesta to Mills was written the day after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) issued a subpoena ordering Clinton to preserve all of her emails, but that Podesta and Mills debated on what do with those emails, even though Gowdy issued a legal order on the matter. Then on March 20, 2015, as Gowdy demanded Clinton to turn over her server, Podesta requested a phone call with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

"What was happening on March 20, 2015?" Henry said. "We went back and looked at the news reports. Trey Gowdy had another big step. He was demanding that Hillary Clinton's server be turned over."

"And one last email that we got yesterday to put all this together, John Podesta on that same March 20, 2015, as Trey Gowdy was demanding the server, sent an email to the White house Chief of Staff Denis McDonough," Henry reported. "We have that email as well, saying, ‘Do you have time for a call? Can you speak by phone?’ They didn't put anything else in writing. We don't know what else happened.

"But as all this was playing out, why was John Podesta reaching out to the White House Chief of Staff on March 20, 2015? Well, we got another email saying a couple weeks before that, March 4, 2015, he and Cheryl Mills were concerned about the emails between Hillary Clinton and the President."