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Obama: Clinton Email Server a Mistake, But…

President Obama said Sunday in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct her correspondence while secretary of state was a “mistake,” but denied that U.S. national security had been jeopardized as a result.

“She made a mistake. She has acknowledged it. I do think that the way it’s been ginned up is in part because of politics,” Obama said. “I think she’d be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly.”

Obama added that he was not initially aware that Clinton was using the private server, which was kept at her home in Chappaqua, New York, as opposed to a professional data center. When CBS’ Steve Kroft pointed out that the Obama administration has prosecuted people for having classified material on their private computers, the president said he didn’t get the impression there was an intent to “hide something or to squirrel away information.”

Obama also said national security was not jeopardized.

Well, well. Obama should know better. The law doesn’t work that way, and his administration has prosecuted more people under the Espionage Act that all previous administrations combined.

As Obama knows (off camera) the Espionage Act does not require proof of “intent.” It only requires the government prove classified information was mishandled. It does not require proof that information was compromised, only that it was mishandled, as Hillary did (and as Petraeus did.) It is quite sad that the president purposefully chose to misrepresent these basic facts.

The FBI is currently investigating whether classified information that passed through Clinton’s server was mishandled. Last week, the bureau extended its investigation to obtaining data from a second tech company, which had been hired by another firm in 2013 to back up data on Clinton’s server.