Wednesday, November 2, 2016

President Obama On Comey Announcement: We Don't Operate On Innuendo, Incomplete Facts Or Leaks

In a radio interview with NowThisNews, President Obama made his first comments after FBI Director James Comey made the unusual announcement that new emails possibly related to its investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had been found on a laptop computer used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

"I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations we don't operate on innuendo and we don't operate on incomplete information and we don't operate on leaks," Obama said during the radio interview.

Comey was noticeably vague on whether the emails were significant to the investigation or not. At the time, neither he nor his agents had obtained a search warrant to examine the emails even though the FBI knew of the emails for weeks.

Comey's departure from normal FBI protocol in announcing the finding roiled the presidential campaign 11 days before the Nov. 8 election and drew heavy criticism from Democrats.


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