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    U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appear onstage together after his speech on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016

    'We Need to Clean This Up': #Podesta18 Exposes Obama's Lies Over Clinton Emails

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    It appears US President Barack Obama lied to the US public when he said that he found out about Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email scandal on the news, with new leaked emails from Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta seemingly contradicting Obama's version of events.

    Included the 18th batch of the Podesta Emails, released by WikiLeaks, is a March 7, 2015 email sent by Clinton spokesperson Josh Schwerin to communications director Jennifer Palmieri, press secretary Nick Merrill and others, referring to comments Obama made about the Clinton email scandal.

    ​"Jen you probably have more on this but it looks like POTUS [President Obama] just said he found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news," the email read.

    The email was forwarded onto Clinton staff member Cheryl Mills, who wrote to campaign manager John Podesta:

    "…we need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say state.gov."

    ​The email exchange appears to contradict Obama's version of events, with the president telling CBS that he found out about Clinton's use of her private email account at "the same time everybody else learned it through news reports."

    The latest revelations follow a series of embarrassing and potentially damaging leaks associated with the US democratic candidate, with WikiLeaks releasing more than 3,000 files related Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta.    


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      Bunch of liars, lynch them.
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      mzungu in Africa
      Most Americans are so paralyzed by the dictatorial rule of their government that they just shrug because they expect nothing else.
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      It is very promising for the future of Hillary presidency. The republicans will take their revenge, She will be paralyzed in her role as a president. By voting Hillary, if only the Americans knew in what mess the next four years will be for the country. It will be totally disfunctional at the image of Hillary and her gang.
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      RobertBealin reply tobubeefication(Show commentHide comment)
      bubeefication, You ever lie, Bubee?
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      Powell - I didn't know
      Hilary Clinton - I can't remember
      Bill Clinton - I did not have sex with that woman
      Obama - learned of it via the media.
      Beatles - Lucy in the sky?
      George Bush - mushroom clouds
      American people - america is the greatest country on earth!
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      How do stupid can a person be to use a personal account in an effort to hide information, but cc and write to official accounts?
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      That is what USA are fighting for and mercilessly destroying weaker countries all in the name of American vision of democracy. Wait, didn't I miss something? Democracy is Greek word for "Demos cratos" which means people's rule??? That sounds as bad joke as something does not adds up. Obama declared USA the only exceptional country on the planet where rule of democracy prevails over anything else including corruption, deception, cheating, laying and so on of the state institutions and administration.

      Seeing as the things are right now I have to ask if that person who is called Obama bin Laden is some hidden alien who just landed on this planet and has no clue what he is mumbling. USA are the least democratic country in western hemisphere. USA are having pure dictatorship in worst militarised form not present anywhere on the planet. USA police has bianco check to shoot just for fun whoever they want under the pretext that they were worried for their safety. USA are the largest terrorist country on a planet as whoever support terrorism, finances it up, train and equip terrorists is by any law declared not just supporter of terrorism but outright terrorist.

      In such country dishonesty, cheat, deception and lies are the highest norm and standard. Do not think that all Americans are same, as that would be very unjust as there are millions of extremely good and honest people, people worth dying for. Same you cannot declare all Russians bad just because they have rotten president who sleeps with oligarchs and care for their wellbeing and people who would sell Russia to USA for one penny the first instant they would be able to. Same as in USA bad apples are everywhere and there is no difference between them, just the name but actions are same. People on all sides of divide are suffering and have no word to say.
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      bubeeficationin reply toRobertBeal(Show commentHide comment)
      RobertBeal, not really, and for sure not to whole nation to cover up corruption / illegal activities.
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      Obama is a liar... fire him
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      RobertBealin reply tobubeefication(Show commentHide comment)
      bubeefication, so you would lynch them for what crime?
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      bubeeficationin reply toRobertBeal(Show commentHide comment)
      RobertBeal, 'Lynch' is not literal, you liberal SJW. Put them in prison. Hillary should be in prison due to the e-mail scandal, as we know. Moreover, Obama & Hillary should both be jailed for Libya, Syria, Yemen etc. Acting above international law, and these actions go unaccountable, while leaving millions of lives destroyed. Clintons stealing Haiti money via Clinton Foundation, Bill for multiple rape etc. How many times do u want me to put them in jail for you?
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      RobertBealin reply tobubeefication(Show commentHide comment)
      bubeefication, I don't -- and don't want to -- know what an SJW is, but the label "liberal: is odious enough.

      I do know a knee-jerk reactionary comment when I see one. There are plenty of people -- on the right and the left -- who mean it when they use their keyboards to sentence people to death.
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      bubeeficationin reply toRobertBeal(Show commentHide comment)
      RobertBeal, SJW = social justice warrior, which you are, it is not a reactionary comment. I do know a liberal SJW when I see one. The wording bothers you first and foremost, the rights of these monsters, but the millions of lives ruined by them is not the core issue for you. If there were any true justice in this world, lynching would be the lightest possible sentence for these 'innocent people'. So keep wasting your time defending your innocent monsters on CNN, shill.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      What else is new ! Of course it's a lie.........that's the norm........
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