President Obama appeared to take a shot at Hillary Clinton during a press conference on Monday, reflecting that “being president” requires one to “pay attention” to “rules and norms and laws,” such as those governing the handling of classified information and government records, including emails.
“[One thing] you discover about being president is there are all these rules and norms and laws,” Obama said when asked to reflect on what president-elect Donald Trump is about to experience. “You gotta pay attention to them.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton, who served as Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, blatantly disregarded the “rules and norms” established for government employees when she secretly set up a private email server on which to conduct official business, including the transmission of classified material.
The FBI investigated the matter, and found that while Clinton and her closest aides were “extremely careless” in their handling of sensitive national security information, there was not sufficient evidence of “intent” to violate the law.
For her humiliating defeat on Election Day, Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff have blamed FBI director James Comey. Comey informed Congress that new evidence had been uncovered that was relevant to its email investigation, but concluded, upon review, that the new evidence did not change their initial decision.
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