Obama Defends Hillary In Email Scandal: "There's Classified And There's Classified"

Following Hillary’s recent interview with Matt Lauer, in which she very boldly declared she’ll never be seen in handcuffs, none other than President Obama weighed in on the topic. In an interview with Chris Wallace, the President discussed his thoughts around Hillary Clinton’s email debacle.

On this subject, Obama has gone from categorically denying any wrongdoing, to a slightly different tone. Be that as it may, the President wants the American public to feel fine about Hillary's unsecured server and blackberry, because, well, he’s handled a lot of confidential information.

And then he goes on to explain that "there’s classified, and there’s classified. There’s stuff that’s really top secret, top secret, and then there’s just stuff being presented to the President or Secretary of State." 

Another quote worth noting is how the President responded when Wallace asked him if he could direct the DOJ to ensure the investigation into Hillary Clinton will be handled based on fact, and it's to to go where the evidence leads. That Hillary won't be in any way protected.

I can guarantee that. I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department. Full stop, period.

So there we have it. As far as national security concerns around Hillary's unsecured communications, don't be alarmed because there's classified, and then there's classified. As far as whether or not justice will be served if it is determined that Hillary broke the law, everyone can also rest assured that the outcome of the FBI’s investigation will be solely based on evidence, and nothing more – just as the process is supposed to work.

At this juncture, we're still trying to wrap our minds around what the difference between classified and classified is, but it's something Edward Snowden certainly wishes he knew about.

We want to also quickly point out that the following comment from this interview came literally less than 24 hours after we learned the US is sending B-52 bombers in order to help fight against ISIS.

I hear some candidates say we should carpet bomb innocent civilians, that is not a productive approach to defeating terrorism. Our approach has to be smart.

You can view the full interview here