Can you believe this, Obama is angry at FBI for their transparency?!?! Oh god, this guy is a clown!
He is a national disgrace! Instead of congratulations to James Comey for doing his job, he is attacking him?!
President Obama attacked the FBI for its handling of the new Clinton email investigation in a dramatic volte face on Wednesday.
In his first comment since the FBI reported a new cache of emails possibly related to Clinton, Obama said in a radio interview he did not want to ‘meddle’ in the process – but basted the FBI for ‘leaks’ and ‘innuendo’.
But he was clear on how he believed the investigative process should be carried out.
‘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.
‘We operate based on concrete decisions that are made,’ he told NowThisNews in the interview, which was taped on Tuesday and aired on Wednesday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday announced it had found new emails that might pertain to Clinton’s use of a private server for government business while she was Obama’s first secretary of state from 2009-13.
FBI Director James Comey said he did not know whether the emails were significant and released no information other than that they existed. His announcement 11 days before the Nov. 8 election drew outrage from Democrats and others who believed it would unfairly influence the vote.
Little is known yet about the emails, which were found during an unrelated probe into former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. DailyMail.com revealed how he was sexting a 15-year-old girl knowing she was underage, leading to the federal investigation.
Obama noted that the FBI already has determined that Clinton had not intentionally transmitted classified information over her private email server but had been ‘extremely careless.’
‘When this was investigated thoroughly the last time, the conclusion of the FBI the conclusion of the Justice Department, the conclusion of repeated congressional investigations was that she had made some mistakes but that there wasn’t anything there that was prosecutable,’ Obama said.
Obama defended Clinton, whose increasingly confident campaign was blindsided by the FBI announcement, as someone who has always put the American people first.
‘When she makes a mistake, an honest mistake, it ends up being blown up as if it’s some crazy thing,’ he said.
‘I wouldn’t be supporting her if I didn’t have absolute confidence in her integrity and her interest in making sure that young people have a better future.’
The attack was a volte face for Obama. On Monday the White House went out of its way to speak in favor of Comey.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither ‘defend nor criticize’ the letter Comey sent to Congress on Friday.
But the senior White House official said the president does not believe that the Republican law enforcement official is looking to ‘intentionally influence the outcome’ of the presidential election.
‘The president’s assessment of his integrity and his character has not changed,’ Earnest said at his daily briefing. ‘The president doesn’t believe he’s secretly strategizing to benefit one candidate or one political party.’
The White House directed questions about the Hatch Act to the Office of Independent Counsel today as it walked a fine line between backing Comey and undercutting Democrats, including his preferred successor, who say the FBI director acted out of turn.
‘These are tough questions, so it’s a good thing that he’s a man of integrity and character,’ Earnest told reporters, saying that Comey is in a ‘tough spot.’ Earnest was careful not to chastise Comey for the letter while implying that the building disagreed with the move that created panic within the president’s party.
We think that FBI finally waked up!