FBI Director James Comey said President Obama would “certainly” not have received a briefing from the FBI regarding the status of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Texas Republican Sen. [crscore]John Cornyn[/crscore] said, “I know that the FBI is currently investigating the private email server of the former Secretary of State. And it’s troubled me, and I know others, when some people have attempted to disparage or otherwise predict the outcome of the ongoing FBI investigation.” (RELATED: FBI Director Admits — ‘Encryption Is Getting In The Way’ Of Monitoring Terrorists)
“I know the president himself said that we don’t get an impression that there was purposefully efforts to hide something or to squirrel away information,” Cornyn explained. “Does the President get briefings on ongoing investigations by the FBI like this?”
Comey replied, “No.”
Cornyn reiterated, “So he would have no way of knowing what the status of the FBI investigation is?”
Comey insisted, “Certainly not from briefings from the FBI.”
In an interview on “60 Minutes” in October, Obama suggested, “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.” (RELATED: Obama Says Hillary’s Email Use Was A ‘Mistake’)