Barack Obama wanted to keep this secret under wraps.
But that didn’t happen.
And Bill Clinton felt humiliated after Barack Obama ripped the scab off a painful secret the Clintons can’t escape.
A Freedom of Information Act request filed by Bloomberg News uncovered previously suppressed off-the-record comments Barack Obama made to left-wing journalists about the 2020 Presidential election.
The records revealed that Barack Obama blamed Bill Clinton for Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 over Hillary.
During the middle of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton keeping classified emails on an unsecured private server in 2016, Bill Clinton infamously met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a private plane.
Obama told the reporters that Bill Clinton’s meeting set off a firestorm that catapulted Hillary’s scandals to the forefront of the debate.
“The fact of the matter is, setting aside that Hillary Clinton got the substantially bigger share of the vote, I think it’s fair to say that a whole series of different things happening — how the email thing unfolded, and sort of the chain from Bill Clinton getting on that plane, to Comey making an announcement,” Obama stated. “At a bunch of different junctures, people could have made different decisions that would have resulted in it playing out differently.”
If the meeting between Clinton and Lynch never took place, then Obama said the press conference where James Comey took Hillary to task for mishandling classified information would also have never happened.
“I will say this about Comey. I think that — and I’ve been very careful about this — I think the way — as I said, if there’s Bill Clinton deciding he should get on Loretta Lynch’s plane, to the last announcement about Wiener emails, and it’s just like this train wreck and this cascade of decisions that I was powerless to intervene in, because I actually observe institutional norms and I’m not supposed to investigate — or meddle in investigations,” Obama continued.
But unlike other Democrats, Obama refused to blame Comey for shining the spotlight on the investigation into Hillary’s emails.
Instead, Obama blamed it on Bill Clinton’s actions.
“But I think Comey is actually a person of high character and is not partisan when it comes to this stuff, and believes in playing it straight. That doesn’t mean that every call he makes necessarily will be the right one, because this is a human enterprise and everybody is human. But I trust his basic integrity. I trust him to — I think he thinks of himself as serving the American people and as a guardian of certain values and norms that I share with him,” Obama explained.
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