Obama weighs in on Clinton email controversy

US President Barack Obama greets people after speaking at the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 7, 2015 in Selma, AlabamaPresident Barack Obama cautiously threw his weight behind his former top diplomat Hillary Clinton, as she battles a fallout over her use of a private email account while heading the State Department. Obama told CBS News he only learned this week, after a New York Times report, of Clinton’s practice of conducting her official email business from a personal account on a private email server connected to her New York home. His comments came amid mounting pressure, particularly from Republican foes, for Clinton to release all of her email correspondence, which she said she was asking the State Department to do. In the face of accusations that her move was inappropriate, Obama defended Clinton’s overall record.

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