White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed that President Obama relies solely on the media for information into the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.
CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux asked Earnest if Obama saying that Hillary did not put national security at risk was a belief or knowledge, or had Obama been briefed that the emails didn’t put national security at risk:
Earnest: ‘Let me be clear about this. The President has neither sought nor received a confidential briefing or confidential information about the ongoing investigation. The President’s knowledge about this situation is based entirely on public reporting. This is one of the benefits of the approach that Secretary Clinton and her team have taken to dealing with this matter.’
I don’t know what’s more disturbing, that he actually said that Obama relies solely on the media for information, or that he expects the media and American people to believe such a ludicrous statement.