There’s a chance that Hillary Clinton could address the recent controversy about channeling her emails through a private server any day now.
Possible plans of a run for the White House could have hit a snag for the former Secretary of State for her use of a private email account at the State Department. Hillary has come under fire after it was discovered that she was using a private server that was located at her house in New York to funnel emails that are supposed to be part of the department’s historic record.
Now, three sources close to Hillary have told Politico that she may be holding a press conference in the next few days to answer any questions that reporters may have about the situation.
The State Department has now turned over about 900 pages of those emails to a House committee. Among the messages may be some exchanges between Hillary and President Barack Obama. He recently told CBS that he only found out about her using the private accounts and server “through news reports” like everyone else.
According to the White House, the president had no idea that communicating through her private email would become such a huge issue. ”The president, as I think many people expected, did over the course of his first several years in office trade emails with his secretary of state,” said press secretary Josh Earnest. “I would not describe the number of emails as large, but they did have the occasion to email each other.”
The press secretary broke it down a little more, making it explicitly clear that “the president was aware of her email address.” The only point of confusion was over why it Hillary was supposedly breaking a rule. “He was not aware of the details of how that email address and that server had been set up or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the Federal Records Act.”