Earnest: WH’s Position on Comey ‘Same That It Was’ to ‘Neither Criticize Nor Defend’

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated that the White House has the same view on FBI Director James Comey that it does last week, to “neither criticize nor defend Director Comey.”

Earnest said, in response to a question on President Obama’s remarks that investigations aren’t done on inneundo, incomplete information, or leaks, “[T]he view of the White House is the same that it was last week. There was a lot of controversy. A lot of people on — frankly on both sides of the aisle that had a lot of experience with these issues, who were quite critical of Director Comey’s decision 10 days ago, to inform congress, to update them about their intent to continue investigating this laptop computer that was owned by [former Representative] Anthony Weiner (D-NY), even though they didn’t know what was on the laptop. And, at that point, I did an hour-and-a-half long briefing in the White House Briefing Room, in which I said that I’m neither criticize nor defend Director Comey. … And, I’m not changing my position. The fact is, the White House is not going to be in a position to defend or criticize Director Comey.”

(h/t GOP War Room)

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