White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to comment Tuesday on the news that the FBI will publicly release its report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation as soon as Wednesday.
CNN reported Tuesday that the FBI is expected to release "the report the bureau sent to the Justice Department in July recommending no charges in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, according to multiple law enforcement officials."
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A reporter asked Earnest at Tuesday’s White House press briefing if the president has an opinion on this latest development.
"I also want to ask about a report that the FBI is going to be releasing publicly the details of this recommendation to the Justice Department in the Clinton email investigation. Does the White House have any opinion about this decision?" the reporter asked. "Were you consulted, and what is your general reaction to the fact that we are going to be hearing more about this investigation and its internal documents from the FBI?"
Earnest confirmed that he did see those reports, but that the White House did not consult with the FBI regarding the release of the documents or any previous decisions with the handling of investigative materials.
Earnest said that he will let those employed by the reporter’s news organization "speculate" about the potential political fallout from the investigation.