In October, it was reported that emails between President Obama and Hillary Clinton had been discovered and the White House was working to keep them under wraps.

Yesterday, the State Department confirmed that there are emails between Obama and Clinton, and that they would be withheld:

Hmm:

Right? In a “60 Minutes” interview last year, President Obama said this:

Steve Kroft: Did you know about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email server–

President Barack Obama: No.

Steve Kroft: –while she was Secretary of State?

President Barack Obama: No.

Go figure:

Can a reporter ask Josh Earnest about that at Monday’s press conference?

Hillary Clinton and her defenders seem to have created quite a Catch-22 for themselves:

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Related:

Are these now classified emails from Sid Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton the proverbial smoking gun?

  • John Howard

    Two one-word answers to questions? From Obama? That’s so uncharacteristic of his bombastic preachy style that it has to be two lies.

    • Frogmouth

      “Is Bill there?”
      “No.”

      Bill said you were having lunch together. Is he there?”
      “Yes.”

      Even Obama knows it’s bros before hos.

      • bil_g

        Heh.

  • douglasmarks

    18 minutes..18 e-mails. Has the number 18 replaced the number 13 ? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Grumpy Granny

      History tends to repeat itself. Didn’t this nation already have a ‘Know Nothing’ party?

    • Steve in Katy

      18/2=9. Nine is the secret to our ancestors. – Luis Farrakhan

      • camp50

        In Chinese numerology, the number 4 connotes bad fortune, even death. That our 44th president has been an unmitigated disaster was preordained.

        • john lecorchick

          only if you are Chinese

      • interestedobserver2

        “I know this because the nine sacred wombats have assured me it is so!” — Luis Farrakhan while still huffing paint…

  • Julescat

    so this proves that killery broke the law and o-hole won’t prosecute because he also broke the law.

    start the impeachment

    • fragglerock61

      That is a legacy for you. Impeached and imprisoned with less than a year left.

    • tverle

      Oh, they can’t impeach because blah, blah, blah……..

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      what if Obama was impeached; Hillary indicted; then Biden finish out this last year and is setup to be the Democratic front runner

      • brotherStefan

        … and your point is?

        • Michael the white suburbanite

          no point, possibility maybe?

        • interestedobserver2

          Biden is an evil genius and has been plotting this for the past thirty years, while pretending to be an absolute idiot? 😉

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    You want dear leader to answer questions about this?? THAT’S RAYCISSSSS.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    REPORTER: DOJ, FBI “SUPER PISSED OFF” at Obama White House Over Clinton Investigation (Video)

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/reporter-doj-fbi-super-pissed-off-at-obama-white-house-over-clinton-investigation-video/

  • rayser711

    Good luck trying to get a straight answer out of those two !

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Now now, I’m sure she was just sharing cookie recipes with Michelle, or asking Obama for tips on fun smartphone apps…

    • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

      Yoga lessons before beginning stealth ninja lying sessions for Hillary and Obama.

    • tverle

      I’m sure you’re right. And they can’t be released because it’s a secret family recipe.

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        One might even say TOP secret…

    • brotherStefan

      … instructions on how to take memorable selfies.

  • Tully

    Why would anyone think Obama and his brain trust did not know about Hillary’s private email account. That requires “journalist” believe Obama and his brain trust are stupid and incompetent.

    The effort at a cover up by Obama and his cronies in the MSM is staggering in it grandeur.

  • Jake Wilde

    The only thing O wants to talk about is Reparations, as well as how much and far he can go milking innocent people he blames for societal ills because he is a racist.

    • tverle

      I’m all for reparations for anyone alive that was/is a slave and for any that my immediate family has owned.

      Grand total -0-

  • GonetoCarolina

    In response to CounterMoonbat, HRC gave her customary answer… “not me.”

    • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

      “Do you wipe the server, with a cloth or something?”

  • Name

    Karma eventually catches up with you. My hope is that HRC gets her just rewards prior to November and the dems scramble trying to find a replacement.

    • LAPhil

      Ditto. And right now I would say that probably will happen.

    • Suzyqpie

      Biden is the replacement talked about most frequently. I don’t believe Biden wants the rigor of a campaign. Notice how much grandstanding John Kerry has been doing lately.
      He wants the job. Kerry is still harboring major butthurt from 2004 when he was defeated by, you know, the most hated man on earth…..

    • mhojai

      “D” means never having to say you’re guilty

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Well if you’re a liberal, you can talk out of both sides of your mouth, which means you really CAN have it both ways. Doublespeak’s as natural as breathing.

  • Newportcarl

    At this point they might as well release them. Every enemy government in the world already knows their content and, I’m sure, has already acted on them.

    • LAPhil

      This is just a smokescreen by the State Department designed to give Hillary some cover. Hopefully it won’t fly for long.

      • Newportcarl

        Hi Phil…elaborate please

        • LAPhil

          I could be wrong as this is just my theory and possibly that of various others. The State Department wants to suppress any evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary, so now they’re claiming that the 22 ultra top secret e-mails are so sensitive that they can’t be revealed, thus can’t be used as evidence in a court proceeding. Hopefully it won’t work.

          • NRPax

            It won’t. If it has to be used as evidence, then everyone involved will get the appropriate briefings first.

  • ledzepp8

    “Oh…you meant that Hillary Clinton.” – Obama, probably

    • Suzyqpie

      “I know three Hillarys.”

  • Dan Abbett

    Hillary Clinton knows full well what happened in the White House the night of the Benghazi attack. She knows who said what and what orders were given, by whom and for what reasons. I have every confidence that Obama was more involved in the decisions that were made and that Hillary is complicit in it all.

    As for the emails, there isn’t anyone in Obama’s administration, including Obama, that could not have known she was conducting state department business on her private server. If she falls, I don’t think she will be reluctant to drag Obama down with her and he knows it.

  • ledzepp8

    This is such a joke. How is this woman not wearing an orange jumpsuit by now?

    • philips66

      So far just an orange pantsuit 🙁

  • gfnc55

    Wait a minute, you mean Obama lied? No way. Really?

    • philips66

      Two biggest liars in history, looks like a tie?

  • lilwren

    …who’s lying? Well, which day of the week is it, & does it in the letter ‘y’? Answer is, they’re all of them from either side (of their mouths) lying about this, as well as about practically everything else all of the time. btw, none of these liars will ever answer the question ‘why?’ Demonrats of denial, dismissal, deflection, distraction, derision…

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    Offer Barry immunity and see what happens. It’s not like we’re going to do anything to impeach him. Give him an incentive to wrap this investigation up and maybe he’ll take it seriously.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Obama signing an Executive Order stating that he cannot be asked such questions in 3… 2… 1.

  • Arttie the Deplorable

    The twitchy photo attached to this thread reminds me of Mae West “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

  • Sanchez

    We need to know if the CiC and SoS communicated at all besides in person.

  • Andrew

    If there is anything the last 7 years should have taught us, it’s that if Obama wants to have it both ways, the media will do everything it can to facilitate that. My guess is that he will just say he hit “reply” without ever looking at the address, and the media will say, “sounds good enough for us!”

  • Joe

    Electing Hillary Clinton as our next President is too important to be concerned about our nations secrets,

    so she shouldn’t have access to them.

  • seif jerbi

    The only thing O wants to talk about is Reparations, as well as how much and far he can go milking innocent people he blames for societal ills because he is a racist.
    http://q.gs/9jPwy

  • Snowblind

    I heard about it in the morning papers…

    • Tessa from Texas

      I am surprised that he has time to read the papers–after all, he told us he doesn’t have time to watch much TV.

  • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

    Hillary and Obma are under heavy truth sniper fire.

  • Steve Muckler

    I find it entirely believable that a POTUS who would blow off his daily security briefing almost every day of his term would not have the initiative to ;earn the email address of one of the top Cabinet secretaries in his administration. That kind of work is far too menial for someone of his vast talent. /*sarc off*/

  • Kenton Clarkson

    The list of things little barri “didn’t know” is a very long one, isn’t it?
    All the dumbo-eared puke has to say is “I didn’t know” and the entire galaxy of the libthard media curls up on his lap…smh

    • algonquinmatt

      it’s the Limbaugh Theorem.. again.

  • Patriot

    President Obama knew about the e-mails and off course he will say he only found out when he read about it in the newspapers. Most insulated President in history.

    • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

      He’s not insulated. He is a conniving, habitual liar.

      • Petrucio14

        The most transparent admin in history. Transparently corrupt.

      • john lecorchick

        the two are not mutually exclusive. I contend, an association with an America hating church,( just a blip on the radar..as far as his proclivities) should preclude you from any public position. he is certainly the most protected/coddled/insulated President this country has known, by far

    • Tessa from Texas

      Mommy Valerie takes good care of her little boy.

  • AmericanMom

    Obama, who has taken responsibility for absolutely none of the scandals, law-breaking and lies by him and his administration has never seen to it that anyone caught redhanded doing wrong was prosecuted. If they work for him, they’re considered innocent and no one can or will disagree with President Stompyfoot.

  • Petrucio14

    Obama is old news. Will Clinton be held responsible for this or any breech of national security? That is the only significant question.

    • bo1921

      The menace in the WH has just under a year left to do as much damage to our nation as he possible can. I would like to think that he’s “old news” but I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it. If this criminal investigation can put the hurt on his worthless rear-end, then it’s great news for the nation!

  • CherokeeBama

    As long as we are hoping and wishing lets hope Hillary is indicted and charged and he takes down Obama because he let them do it. Talk about a win/win.

    • Tessa from Texas

      A dream come true and restoration of faith in our justice system.
      BTW, I noticed your posting name and assume you are from Alabama which is my native state, too. I will just say RTR and hope you are not an Auburn fan. 😉

      • CherokeeBama

        Yes from North Alabama born and raised.

        • Tessa from Texas

          I grew up in Tuscaloosa but if I ever moved back to Alabama, my preference would be to live in your part of the state–I prefer a little more hilly land.

      • CherokeeBama

        Roll Tide my friend.

        • Tessa from Texas

          I’d say we had pretty fair to middlin’ season this year–a little rocky at the start but what a finish!

  • Pilgrim22

    Nothing will ever happen to Hillary. Why do you think Obama backs her when everyone knows the Clintons and Obamas hate each other, it’s because she knows too much and she will not go down alone. I’m not positive sure that Trump isn’t a paid Clinton plant to assure the GOP stays divided guaranteeing a Clinton win. With a republican congress they can’t risk a republican president and a possible indictment. I think they’re shocked that Sanders is doing so well – I see something unexpected to happen in his camp soon. If a Clinton is in the area, keep both eyes fully trained on the doors and windows.

  • interestedobserver2

    Maybe they contained Obama’s College transcripts…

  • George Murrey

    Nothing like having all those questions ahead of the interview on 60 Minutes. Of course he’ll answer contrary to what the questions are. He’s been that way since his time in Illinois.

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    This is all fascinating, really, it is.

    Does not change the fact that the left, the Democrat party, the media, the Obama administration, or the voters will hold HRC accountable.

    Imagine the reaction had this occurred under a Republican administration.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming
    • Tessa from Texas

      A dream come true! It certainly would go a long way towards restoring my faith in our justice system.

  • bifski

    another barry lie….while all of this may be joke material for some i believe the future of this country is at stake…

  • Deplorable Member Berry

    No, the real question is “Will any member of the “press corpse” have the stones to ask him about it?”

  • iVillageIdiot

    The 18 emails are being withheld under the Presidential Records Act, which only applies to OFFICIAL business/records. So, Obama was conducting official business with his Sec State over a clintonemail.com email address. Also, does anyone else think that 18 emails is an incredibly low number, i.e. false, for a four year term as Sec State? Was there nothing to discuss or follow up on regarding Syria, Libya/Benghazi, Iraq or the Russian reset? Seems unlikely to me.

  • Dave In Arizona

    Just those 22 so-called “never to be released” e-mails. You know, the ones that implicate Obama.

  • rich614

    Obummer will not have to answer anything. The media cover for him no matter what and everyone else is afraid of a black man. Who may also be a muslim.