Obama Says He Doesn't Think Clinton Server Posed 'National Security Problem'

“I don’t think it posed a national security problem” that Hillary Clinton used a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state, President Barack Obama said in interview with Steve Kroft on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” though she “made a mistake.”

  • Obama said he didn’t know about Clinton’s use of a private server
  • Obama said “yes” when asked whether he could win if he were allowed to run again in 2016
  • “But by the time I’m finished I think it will be time for me to go,” he said
  • Speaking about Vice President Joe Biden and a possible presidential run, Obama said, “I am going to let Joe make that decision”
  • Said Biden “one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential”
  • “I’m sure that for him he’s saying to himself, ‘I could do a really good job”: Obama
  • Donald Trump is “a great publicity-seeker” who “knows how to get attention,” Obama said
  • “I don’t think he’ll end up being president of the United States,” Obama said of Trump

NOTE: Oct. 9 in partial transcript of interview, Obama said Syria action was sign Putin’s leadership is slipping

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