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New York Post: Obama Adviser Leaked Details of Clinton’s Email to Press

President Barack Obama makes a statement about the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens with then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Rose Garden at the White House, on Sept. 12, 2012.

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Edward Klein says he knows how Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state got to the press: The White House did it. It was President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett who leaked the information to friendly journalists, Klein writes in the New York Post. Yet the whole thing is not really traceable to the White House, because Jarrett went through “people outside the administration.”

Allies of Bill Clinton are reportedly convinced the White House is working against the former first lady’s presidential ambitions because she is not left-wing enough. This is hardly the first time Klein has espoused these theories. Appearing on Fox News on Wednesday, Klein said Clinton is under six investigations that have been launched by the White House. Klein claimed his State Department sources are seeing “tons of documents being wheeled through the corridors from Clinton’s old offices, and they’re going through these looking for problems on her expense account, on her dealings with foreign leaders—all of this, I’m told, is prompted by Valerie Jarrett and the president, who do not want to see Hillary Clinton president of the United States,” according to Mediaite.

Klein is the author of Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas, so he has long pushed the idea that neither side has gotten over the bitter 2008 primaries.