State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Friday that emails between Hillary Clinton and President Obama will not be made public due to “a concern.”
An email belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that were released by WikiLeaksshowed Podesta and Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, discussing what to do with emails that were between Clinton and Obama. Podesta suggested that the emails be held back and asked Mills if they should ask the Obama administration to classify it as executive privilege.
A reporter asked Toner why these emails were not turned over and made public as they too would be government property and considered work-related.
“I believe with correspondence with the president there was, I don’t know if it was executive privilege, but there was a concern that those emails not be made public,” Toner said.