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Obama Says Clinton Never Jeopardized National Security in Email Case

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as Department of State Secretary Hillary Clinton listens at a cabinet meeting at the White House on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The president met yesterday with small business owners and today with the chief executives of major corporations in ongoing talks about the looming fiscal cliff.Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/BloombergU.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as Department of State Secretary Hillary Clinton listens at a cabinet meeting at the White House on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The president met yesterday with small business owners and today with the chief executives of major corporations in ongoing talks about the looming fiscal cliff.Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as Department of State Secretary Hillary Clinton listens at a cabinet meeting at the White House on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The president met yesterday with small business owners and today with the chief executives of major corporations in ongoing talks about the looming fiscal cliff. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/BloombergPhoto By T.J. Kirkpatrick — www.tjkphoto.com

U.S. President Barack Obama said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton never jeopardized national security in the handling of her emails as his secretary of state.

Obama, in an interview broadcast on Fox News Sunday, said Clinton has recognized a carelessness on the email issue in which she used a private server for government business.

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“But I also think it is important to keep this in perspective,” Obama said. “This is somebody who has served her country for four years as secretary of state, and did an outstanding job.”

Clinton, secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, has said her email arrangement broke no rules and that she will be vindicated in investigations of whether any laws were broken.

The government forbids sending or storing classified information outside secure, government-controlled channels.