Obama faults FBI on disclosing Clinton email probe near Election Day
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"I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo," said Obama in the interview released on Wednesday.
"We don't operate on incomplete information. We don't operate on leaks. We operate based on concrete decisions that are made."
Innuendo: /,?nj?'end??/ 暗示，讽刺，影射
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday appeared to criticize Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey's decision to disclose new development of FBI's probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email practices 11 days before the election.
In his first comments on the FBI's announcement that rocked the presidential campaign, Obama did not criticize Comey directly in his interview with NowThis News. However, Obama did not shy away fromventing his frustration.
Obama did not mention FBI Director James Comey by name, although he was asked a question specifically about Comey's decision to make the information public days before the presidential election. And he wasn't outwardly critical of any specific move made by the department, noting that he didn't want to be seen as influencing the investigation.
But he did downplay the implications of the Clinton email investigation, saying the matter had been resolved.
The new investigation
On 28 October, just 11 days before the presidential election, Mr Comey wrote to Congress, saying the FBI had learned of fresh emails which may be "pertinent" to itsprevious inquiryinto the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private server when she was secretary of state.
Mrs Clinton said the FBI's move was "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling".
Her Republican rival Donald Trump has praised the bureau's decision.
Comey informed the Congress last Friday that the FBI was reviewing new emails which may be relevant to Clinton's email probe.
However, Comey said the FBI "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant," adding that he could not predict how long it would take investigators to complete the "additional work."
Local media reports later cited anonymous sources as saying that the emails were found on a laptop used by Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin.
Weiner is currently under federal investigation for allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to an underage girl.
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