In March of 2015, Obama claimed that he learned of Hillary’s private and illegal email server the same way that the American public learned; through a news report. A new batch of emails Hillary’s campaign chairman John Podesta released through Wikileaks prove that to be a lie.
In addition to Obama lying about his involvement, the newly released emails show Clinton’s team scrambling to cover up the mess. According to Fox News, Cheryl Mills sent an email to Podesta on March 7th, 2015 which is the same night that Obama feigned ignorance about the illegal server.
In the email, Mills told Podesta that “we need to clean this up. He (Obama) has emails from her, they do not say state.gov.”
More proof that Obama and Clinton were scrambling to protect themselves from the fallout from the email scandal comes in the form of an email from March 4th, 2015 in which Podesta emailed Mills regarding the emails between Hillary and Obama. “Think we should hold emails to and from potus?” Podesta asked. “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.”
Later in 2015, Obama and his administration did just that. Obama used his executive privilege to withhold his emails between him and Clinton from public scrutiny.