President Barack Obama has said that although Hillary Clinton shouldn’t have used a personal server to transact government business when she was secretary of state, there was no harm to national security.

However, the State Department withheld 37 pages worth of emails from publication, because of secrecy that needs protecting [“ ‘Top secret’ Clinton emails,” News, Jan. 30].

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In light of this, it’s clear that the president should have refrained from commenting before the investigation is complete. Such discretion would have been in keeping with his assertion on other occasions that he can’t comment on subjects that are under investigation.

This was an especially bad instance in which Obama chose to rush to judgment.

Nathan Dodell, Great Neck