Obama on Comey's Letter on Emails: 'We Don't Operate on Innuendo'
President Obama weighed in today on FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress that has renewed the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In an interview with NowThis News, Obama was asked whether he views this is as an "actual controversy" just days before the election.
Obama characterized the scandal over Clinton's private email server - which she used while serving as his secretary of state - as an "honest mistake" that has been "blown up as if it's just some crazy thing."
He said he has made a concerted effort to avoid looking like he's "meddling" in the "independent processes" since this story broke in 2015.
On whether he was "upset" by the timing of Comey's announcement, Obama said, "There is a norm that when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo. We don't operate on incomplete information. We don't operate on leaks. We operate based on concrete decisions that are made."
The president reiterated that Clinton will make a great president and that he "trusts" her and has "absolute confidence in her integrity."
He noted that the FBI already investigate the emails thoroughly and the conclusion was that "she made some mistakes, but there wasn't anything there that was prosecutable."
The Outnumbered hosts - joined today by Greg Gutfeld - discussed the comments this afternoon, with Harris Faulkner asking how Obama can be sure there were no crimes committed.
Meghan McCain said Donald Trump was right when he compared the scandal to Watergate because of the president's possible involvement, including emailing with Clinton under a pseudonym.
"If one piece of classified information was transported between the two of them, that's damaging in ways that I don't think we have seen since Watergate. He should be very, very nervous. If you think this ends on November 8th, there's no way. This will continue for the next four years," she said.
McCain said Obama is jeopardizing his own legacy with his defense of Clinton, but argued that he has no choice right now.
"If Donald Trump gets elected, I would debate that everything he did in the last eight years is almost meaningless, to swing from one extreme to another."
Faulkner then brought up the possibility of Obama pardoning Clinton before he leaves office.
Watch the interview above and the response from Outnumbered below.