Remember when Obama promised the most transparent administration ever? What a laugh.
After months of stonewalling from Hillary Clinton about the release of her emails while at the State Department, we now learn that the White House is trying to block the release of emails between Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
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This report comes from The New York Times:
White House Seeks to Keep Some Clinton Emails Secret
WASHINGTON — The White House will try to block the release of a handful of emails between President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, citing longstanding precedent invoked by presidents of both parties to keep presidential communications confidential, officials said Friday.
The State Department discovered the emails between Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton as part of its effort to release the former secretary’s emails, several thousand more of which were scheduled to be made public on Friday. Mr. Obama’s correspondence was forwarded for review to the White House, which has decided against release.
That decision could intensify the political struggle between Mrs. Clinton, who is running for president, and congressional Republicans, who have pressed for disclosure of her emails as part of an investigation into the administration’s handling of the attacks on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
It’s no coincidence that this report was published on a Friday.