Scarborough: No Idea How Obama Has ‘Audacity’ to Second-Guess the FBI

• November 3, 2016 8:25 am


MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning that he does not know how President Obama has the "audacity" to second-guess the actions of FBI Director James Comey.

"I have no idea how Barack Obama has the audacity—and I will say the audacity—to make those statements when the Wall Street Journal points out this morning," Scarborough said. "He [Obama] came out in November while FBI agents were still gathering evidence before they had all the evidence in their hands. He said in 2015 there was nothing here to see."

Obama spoke with NowThis News in an interview broadcast Wednesday, saying that he did not want to meddle in the process of the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

"I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo and we don't operate on incomplete information and we don't operate on leaks," Obama said. "We operate based on concrete decisions that are made."

White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday gave an endorsement of Comey and said the White House would not comment on the ongoing investigation for fear of looking like it was influencing it.

"The record is very clear on this point is, [Obama] is the last person in the world to cast aspersions in that realm, because he has been the worst of all actors in his position and most irresponsible from the start in trying to influence an investigation that he knew very little about," Scarborough said.