President Obama was recently interviewed on Fox News, his first appearance ever on that network. His comments left viewers with important points to ponder.
When asked about the Hillary Clinton email scandal he quickly prefaced his comments by cautioning that he had to be careful because of investigations and hearings.
He then opined, “...this is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.”
He went on to say, “She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy,” and added, “I continue to believe that she has not jeopardized America’s national security.”
In light of the ongoing investigation, the commander-in-chief’s comments are ill-timed and advised. Knowing the boss’ position upfront can only complicate the efforts of the DOJ and FBI, both led by his political appointees, as they move toward completing their investigation.
He later stated, “There is classified and then there’s classified.” I never learned that during any of my past Air Force communications security training.
He closed by saying emphatically, “I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case.”
That political influence horse may have already left the barn. It’s like being halfway through watching an engrossing movie when someone fails to issue a “spoiler alert” and the blurts out the ending.
Bill Malec, O’Fallon