President Obama defended Hillary Clinton’s “integrity” as she faces a
“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,” he said. “We operate based on concrete decisions that are made.”
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“When this was investigated thoroughly last time, the conclusion of the FBI, the conclusion of the Justice Department, the conclusion of repeated congressional investigations was she had made some mistakes but that there wasn’t anything there that was prosecutable,” Obama said.
The president also touted the character of his former Cabinet secretary. He said he “wouldn’t be supporting her if I didn’t have absolute confidence in her integrity.”
“I’ve made a very deliberate effort to make sure that I don’t look like I’m meddling in what are supposed to be independent processes for making these assessments,” he said when asked about the timing of Comey’s Friday announcement. “Setting aside the particulars of this case, I know that she is somebody who has always looked out for the interests of America and the American people first.”
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