The president of the United States sent email to secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private server under a pseudonym, according to the FBI.
In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.
“Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?'” the report says. “Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email.”
Although the content of the email was not released, it is believed it had to do with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the day the email was sent upholding a key portion of the Obamacare law.
Lawyers said the content of the email is protected under the “presidential communications privilege,” a variation of executive privilege, thus preventing it from being disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act.
In March Obama said he did not know about Clinton’s private, unsecured email server.
Asked by CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante if he knew about the server, Obama said he learned about it at the “same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”