White House says will not release emails between Obama, Clinton

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton talks with President Obama and the first lady after funeral services for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in CharlestonBy Julia Edwards and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The White House will not allow the immediate release of emails exchanged between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton from when she was secretary of state, a senior administration official said on Friday. The emails may be withheld until after Obama leaves office under the Presidential Records Act, according to the White House, a law that governs public access to the president’s records. The White House said Obama and Clinton, who is now running as a Democrat to succeed him in office in 2017, exchanged emails “on occasion.” A federal judge has ordered the State Department to publicly release all of Clinton’s emails from her four years as the nation’s top diplomat between 2009 and 2013 after a Vice News reporter sued the department under freedom of information laws.

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