Time: 7:26 p.m. CEST
President Barack Obama warned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to send the letter to the Congress on Friday could mean violation of the investigation norms and operating on incomplete information.
“We don’t operate in incomplete information,” Obama states in an interview with NowThis News, broadcasted on November 2. “We don’t operate on leaks. We operate based on concrete decisions that are made,” Obama said.
The President says, “When this was investigated thoroughly the last time, the conclusion of repeated congressional investigations was that she had made some mistakes, but that there wasn’t anything there that was prosecutable.” Obama did not mention Comey by specific name.
The New York Times writes, Obama’s comments were somewhat surprising since he weighed in on the investigation last year before the Bureau had said Clinton and her aids would not face charges. Obama said slightly different statement than his press secretary Josh Earnest who said the White House has no official position on Director Comey’s decision.