"How Is This Not Classified?"- Obama Used A Pseudonym In Emails With Hillary, FBI Data Dump Reveals

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Following Ted Cruz's endorsement of Donald Trump and president Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, aka the "Sept 11" bill allowing victims to sue Saudi Arabia in US court, the trifecta of Friday afternoon data dumps was completed by the FBI, when the agency released 189 pages of notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, just three days before she squares off against Donald Trump in the first presidential debate.

The notes are from FBI's interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and Marcel Lazar, also known as the Romanian hacker “Guccifer." A summary of the interviews had been released in the overall FBI report. Politically, Friday's release helps keep the issue relevant before Trump and Hillary hit the debate stage on Monday in what is set to be the most watched presidential debate in history with some 100 million expected to watch. The release also came hours after news that top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills had obtained a limited immunity deal from the FBI in order to cooperate with its investigation.

Much of the released information had already been made public. One notable exchange from the FBI's June 7, 2016 interview with "Guccifer" supposedly confirms FBI Director Comey's claim that Lazar falsely asserted to Fox News that he'd accessed Clinton's server.  "Lazar began by stating that he had never claimed to hack the Clinton server. [An FBI agent] then advised that Fox News had recently published an article which reported that Lazar had claimed to have to Clinton server. Lazar then stated that he recalled the interview with Fox News, and that he had lied to them about hacking the Clinton server." It remains unclear why he would have lied.

Among the other FBI interviewees whose reports were made public Friday included Jake Sullivan, Clinton's policy planning director; Bryan Pagliano, a former Clinton technology aide; Monica Hanley, a veteran Clinton aide who worked for her in the Senate and at State; and Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s longtime confidant.

In other interviews released Friday evening, Clinton aides seemed generally unconcerned about her use of a private email server and said she adhered to standard security measures - arguments they have made extensively in public. As CNN reported, one IT worker took a somewhat cavalier attitude, joking in one interview that a new 60-day retention policy was a "Hillary coverup operation" - which sparked the Trump campaign's anger.

"The fact an IT staffer maintaining Clinton's secret server called a new retention policy designed to delete emails after 60 days a 'Hillary coverup operation' suggests there was a concerted effort to systematically destroy potentially incriminating information," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement. "It's no wonder that at least five individuals tied to the email scandal, including Clinton's top State Department aide and attorney Cheryl Mills, secured immunity deals from the Obama Justice Department to avoid prosecution."

But perhaps the most interesting finding emerged from the "Miscellaneous" section in the Huma Abedin interview, in which it was revealed that none other than president Barack Obama had used a pseudonym in his communication with Hillary. In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was presented an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, dated June 28, 2012 with the subject "Re: Congratulations", Clinton's 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."

According to Politico, the State Department has refused to make public that and other emails Clinton exchanged with Obama. Lawyers have cited the "presidential communications privilege," a variation of executive privilege, in order to withhold the messages under the Freedom of Information Act. It is therefore unknown what the president's "alternative" email account was, or who hosted it.

Another curious discovery is the admission the Huma Abedin may have forward most if not all of her internal emails to her Yahoo email account "if she needed to print an email or document." In light of the recent revelation that half a billion Yahoo user accounts have been hacked definitively as of 2014 - and perhaps sooner - a quick scan through the dark web may reveal countless state department emails floating around in the hacked cloud, some perhaps originating from the president himself.

But going back to Obama's use of a psudonym to communicate with Hillary, this is especially notable because in a March 2015 interview with CBS, just after the NYT reported of Hillary's use of a private email server, the president said he had only learned about this from the press: in retrospect he may have known all along.

CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday appearance in Selma, Alabama. "The same time everybody else learned it through news reports," the president told Plante. "The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived," Mr. Obama said. "I'm glad that Hillary's instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed."

The president apparently had no problem that hillary would also delete some 15,000 emails despite a retention order, over which over 5,000 were work related.

At the time Hillary Clinton tweeted that "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible." The president reiterated his support of these actions. Only later would it emerge that she deleted thousands of work-related and potentially confidential emails as part of the following infamous BleachBit purge.

As CBS quoted Obama then, "despite widespread criticism from Republicans who believe Clinton acted inappropriately, the president continued to defend his former Cabinet member's record. "Let me just say that Hillary Clinton is and has been an outstanding public servant. She was a great secretary of state for me," Mr. Obama said.

As it now emerges that Obama himself may have "stretched the truth" in saying he did not know about Hillary's email server, one can see why Obama thought Hillary was an outstanding public servant.

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The full notes from Huma Abedin's interview with the FBI are below:

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VinceFostersGhost's picture



The REAL Carlos Danger?

Looney's picture

… “just three days before she squares off against Donald Trump in the first presidential debate”

As reported earlier by Zero Hedge, The presidential debate commission settled an early flashpoint when Clinton demanded a step-stool at the podium to add height to her 5'4" frame. Campaign Chairman John Podesta expressed concern that Hillary would be dwarfed by 6'2" Trump. The request was quickly rejected.

The commission is allowing for a custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature.


There are quite a few problems with Hillary’s “custom-made podium”:

  1. She won’t be able to climb up the elevated podium without help

  2. She won’t be able to step down or rappel from it without help

  3. If she has a seizure, her head will hit the floor much harder

  4. She might need to be permanently duct-taped to the podium and THEN rolled out on stage.

  5. Trump can build the same “custom-made podium” to still dwarf Hillary by 8”.

Looney   ;-)

JRobby's picture

How many lies need to be exposed?

Well when it is all lies people begin to imagine that it is the truth because they don't grasp the concept "everything is a lie"

"Everything is a lie" is a proven tool.

Bastille Day's picture

Someday somerhing may be proven true, and that will shock the hell out of us.

So what does anyone think Obama's pseudoname is?  Any guesses?

MANvsMACHINE's picture

"Let me just say that Hillary Clinton is and has been an outstanding public servant. She was a great secretary of state for me," Mr. Obama said.

Ok, but was she was a horrible Secretary of State for us.

Nexus789's picture

And for all the poor bastards in the countries she wrecked 

bamawatson's picture

“Just got a front row seat to watch @HillaryClinton overwhelm @realDonaldTrump at the “Humbling at Hofstra” on Monday,” Cuban tweeted. “It Is On!”

illary is weak when confronted and needs group-think reinforcement if she is going to deliver a successful outcome for her fellow travelers.

It is not by accident that for this election the most effective spear tips utilized by our team are the razor sharp intellectual and articulate members of the new conservative movement: Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos, Steven Miller, Steve Bannon and a host of smash-mouth, take-no-prisoners, anti-establishment change agents are on point.

This is a learned election where we provide no quarter, no apology and stand up against all adversaries within both wings of the UniParty. This election is for all the marbles.

The era of the enlightened UniParty, Romney/Bush pearl-clutching, Dana Perino cocktail-class republicanism is dead.

Decades of righteous indignation have risen in the form of a new majority resolve

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Hillary Clinton is and has been an outstanding public servant


Heh heh....good one!


Why is Hillary not ahead by 50%........because dear.......there is a seething rage in America. Spend 50 million a month....spend a bullion.....ain't gonna make a difference.


Which is why Paul Ryan better keep his damn head down if he's smart.

MalteseFalcon's picture

And so we finally come to the end of the road on the email / national security scandal.

The suppressed emails include communication between Hitlery and Obama.

Obama knew, in real time, and used the clearly illegal system that clearly compromised national security.

But I'm going to wait and see if the FBI agrees.

Congress, which has full judicial powers BTW, will wait as well.


Kidbuck's picture

Everyone in the executive branch, except for one nonunion janitor in a public restroom at Yellowstone, will recluse themselves and decline to make a decision. The janitor will decide no laws were intended to be broken. However, since he has been reading Hemingway on his lunch breaks, he remembers that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and he will decide to prosecute the entire executive branch for treason.

Bokkenrijder's picture

"Politically, Friday's release helps keep the issue relevant before Obama and Hillary hit the debate stage on Monday in what is set to be the most watched presidential debate in history with some 100 million expected to watch."

Errrr, I'm sure that's supposed to be "Trump and Hillary?"

WordSmith2013's picture

EMAILGATE is a massive cover-up for the fake Arab Spring and Syrian War.
This thing is SOOOOOOOOOOOO freakin' BIG .... !
That's why the COVER-UP at tvery level even at the FBI and Justice.




Clinton and Obama Revealed As Co-Conspirators, Irrefutable FBI Evidence Proves Cover-up Of Classified Info Exchanges
Manthong's picture

Oh… do not need to read the article… just let me guess…

Obama Used A Pseudonym In Emails  

Um.. “Dumbo”

Or “Air ImPotus”

Or how about “ Golfus Wannabe White-us Maximus” ????


oops's picture

Obama's not the only one who uses that trick. http://wp.me/p4OZ4v-y3

Lorca's Novena's picture

pillow biter in chief

bone smuggler

I'm potus biatch!!

The Merovingian's picture

TPTB want Clinton, plain and simple.  The (growing) problem is the hoard of deplorables gathering at the gates in virtually every state in the land.  People are pissed and they know it and are afraid of it.  If (hopefully when) the debates turn heavily in Trump's favor it will be fun to watch what they do because I think a tipping point will have been reached in which a Trump Presidency becomes inevitable, unless they simply plan to steal it using Diebold as their excuse (i.e. the Russians hacked us ... Trump didn't really win, and Obumgler stays POTUS until the mess can be 'properly sorted out' in Clinton's favor).    That is a lot to contain IMHO, but somehow they have kept this lit bag of shit economy from completely exploding all over themselves (although we citizens are all a mess) ... 

Who knows ... very interesting times.  I will say that I live in both Portland and Denver, and there are NO Clinton signs in ANY yards!  I see Trump signs occaisionally though, especially in CO.  I had my car keyed (in Portland) costing me about $1,000 to fix when I had my Trump sticker on ... it was removed with what had to be a blow torch.  Fuck em, I fixed it and then promptly dontated a matching amount to Trump\Pence.  I have not put another bumper sticker on though.  I simply cannot wait to see how these precious snowflakes react when Trump wins and the illusion of their little safe spaces go up in smoke. Fucking pussies and whiners, the lot of them.  Maybe 1 in 20 of the millinials I come across can I actually hire.  None are capable of critical thinking, and all of them want the fucking moon.  Good luck with that.  Judge Smails said it best ... 'well Danny, the world needs ditch diggers too'.

Donald is going to chew up that cucking funt, and I will definitely have my Jameson and popcorn at the ready!  90 minues in the cage, no breaks, no cut-aways, no safe spaces for Hilldabeast.  2 people enter, 1 man leaves.  Welcome to Thunderdome!!!  I put the odds at 1 in 3 that she is practicing her fake fainting attack right now.  





Being Free's picture

"...I live in both Portland and Denver..."


Take a page from the Zeros' handbook...I hope you're registered to vote in both places.

Boris Badenov's picture

Obama knew this in 2013, check out Tom Fitton's new book CLEAN HOUSE, he and Judiacial Watch's legal team are all over this, and on page 59 it is clearly stated that Obama in deep.

Implied Violins's picture

I don't think we've reached the end yet.

I'm hoping Assange releases her e-mails to David Rockefeller; Baron Rothschild; and Satan.

He MUST have them - I mean, what else could be so damning that he'd wait until October to release them after THIS revelation?

August's picture

80% of congressvermin have zero interest in the responsibilities of actual governing. 

They're only there for social status, legal bribes, influence-peddling, and financial networking.  Not in that order, of course.

Katos's picture

Obamas pleading ignorance about Hillarys private server is just plain lying Bullshit! How in the hell does a president who communicates many times on a daily basis with his secretary of state not know that she was using a private server?? This guy is a fucking psycho lying moron!

CuttingEdge's picture

Either that or he is just plain thicker than pigshit.


HowdyDoody's picture

or both.

OT A sign of the times - an F-35 catches fire at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. I guess it shows the US just wants to give Russian heat seeking missiles a fair chance given the F-35 is totally (not) invisible to low frequecy Russian radar.



TeamDepends's picture

Expose the bolsheviks at every opportunity, boys! Time may be running out on free internet and freedom in general. Remember, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!!!

Implied Violins's picture

I hope a lot of people are printing out articles like these to show people once they pull the plug.

Hard copies. Try to EMP those away, bitchez.

Secret Weapon's picture

"Remember, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!!!"

I disagree with this statement.  It is too often used as a fear tactic by the government or agents of the MIC in order to steal more hard earned dollars through taxation from people in this country.  Freedom is free.  It is a gift from God and our natural right. It is also our natural born obligation to protect our own freedom as well as the freedoms of our loved ones from psychopaths, sociopaths, a predatory government or whomever wishes to take it from us.  We do not need permission from anyone to protect ourselves amd we do not meed to pay to be free. Having said this I do agree with the rest of your post.  Time does seem to be running out and with the transfer of internet control to the U.N. it will not be long until censorship of political dissent rears its ugly head. The problem that I have always had  that has kept me from taking action against those who would deny my freedoms is a simple one.  Target acquisition.  How do I acquire a target that provides a positive risk to reward ratio if I succeed or fail in that action.  I do not know. I know that conventional tactics are going to be a waste of time and resources and that 4th gen warfare with massive assymetry of response is what will be needed by those who fight to remain free.  Maybe when the time is right the proper targets and responses will become self evident.  People who know me say I have a very long fuse but when the flame hits the powder the results are devestating.  So far, my fuse is not lit - but the matches are near by.  Best wishes always. 

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) TeamDepends Sep 24, 2016 4:12 PM

Many bolsheviks, neocons and oligarch sponsors at the Rockefeller/CFR. Members include Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, John McCain, Lloyd Blankfein, Laurence Fink, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, and George Soros. See member lists at cfr dot org.

DeadFred's picture

SatanSp4wN666 maybe? I know a lot of techies who will be appalled that their chosen ones would stoop to using a Yahoo account. Only AOL could earn more distain.

BarkingCat's picture

Right becausr their choice of Google is so much more sophisticated. /sarc


Google has always been evil.

Yahoo not until the Tampon of Evil took over.

They basically were going downhill but at least were not active evil bastards.

ZD1's picture

Google is an example of evil corporate cronyism to the extreme.

Google has an extensive network of political appointees working inside the Obama Administration and Google employees donated about $800,000 to each of his campaigns.

Shortly after Obama was elected, Federal government agencies switched to using Gmail.

Google’s Eric Schmidt is hoping to continue grow and protect Google's crony business model through supporting Hillary Clinton.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stated Eric Schmidt set up a company to run the digital component of Hillary Clinton's campaign known as "The Groundwork" to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election.




Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) ZD1 Sep 24, 2016 4:17 PM

Google is a corporate sponsor of the Rockefeller/CFR. Eric Schmidt and his "senior advisor" Jared Cohen are CFR members and Cohen is a CFR Fellow. He is also a Rhodes Scholar, like CFR member Bill Clinton, and worked as an "advisor" to Sec of State Hillary Clinton.


unrulian's picture

up voted you for "tampon of evil"

toady's picture

Gmail & outlook send copies of everything to anyone who pays, NSA, TSA, CIA, House of Saud, Putin, Merkel... whoever pays. But Yahoo & AOL? Who would pay for that shit?

Krungle's picture

If I recall correctly, I believe the Colin Powell email leaks indicated that he was using an AOL account. Probably on a dial up connecion too...

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) Krungle Sep 24, 2016 4:24 PM

Colin Powell is a member of the Rockefeller/CFR along with Ashton Carter, Chuck Hagel, Robert Gates, Dick Cheney, William Cohen, and William Perry. See member lists at cfr dot org.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Pseudonym guess : BentOverInClover

CuttingEdge's picture



or simply


Damn, so many he could have used.

shovelhead's picture

Professor Choom?

Doctor Drone?

Mr. Mom Jeans?

Vatican_cameo's picture


So what does anyone think Obama's pseudoname is?  Any guesses?


"Marty Muddick"

"Pablo Polesmoker"

"Reggie Reacharound"

"Freddie Fellatio"

"Benjamin Buttpipe"


This could be a thread unto itself.