From NPR!!! The DNC News Channel!!!
The White House is carefully trying to steer clear of the political fight over FBI director James Comey’s controversial decision to publicize a new round of scrutiny related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
“I’ll neither defend nor criticize what Director Comey has decided to communicate to the public about this investigation,” White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday.
“The president doesn’t believe that Director Comey is intentionally trying to influence the outcome of an election,” Earnest said. “The president believes that Director Comey is a man of integrity. He’s a man of principle. And he’s a man of good character.”
Obama appointed Comey to lead the FBI. He earlier held high-ranking positions in the George W. Bush administration.
The White House has also been careful about that, going to what Earnest called “great lengths” to insulate the FBI’s probe “from even the appearance of political interference.”
As NPR’s Carrie Johnson reports, the FBI is currently sifting through the newly discovered emails to figure out if they are duplicates of what agents already read during the investigation of Hillary Clinton that ended in no criminal charges in July. Longtime friends tell Johnson that Comey felt boxed in by the situation — he had testified twice that the server investigation was over. But then he was faced with the new email findings, which he worried could leak.
Clinton has urged the FBI to put out more information, saying over the weekend that “it’s pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election.”
All’s I’ve got to say is:
This one ain’t nearly done yet.
I mean…over the past several months “The White House”…both Barack Obama and Michelle Obama…have been quite actively and quite successfully attacking Trump and supporting HRC.
And now… suddenly…they are “carefully trying to steer clear” of this latest thing!!!???
Tarheel’s twitching “Jim Qwilleran moustache” may have been right on the money.
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This has my Jim Qwilleran moustache twitching. We have all of this certain knowledge (through the New York Post) of what these emails say, and you have Jim Comey issuing this statement to Congress.
Not had that sort of twitching since the reports of the burglary at the Watergate of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972.