"I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo," Obama told the NowThis News. "We don't operate on incomplete information. We don't operate on leaks. We operate based on concrete decisions that are made."
Obama recalled that in July, the FBI investigated emails Clinton send and received on a private server and private devices during her tenure as secretary of state — contrary to US laws — and determined that though she acted very carelessly, criminal charges against her were not warranted.
Obama, however, claimed the controversy surrounding Clinton prior to the US presidential election was excessively overblown.
Last week, FBI Director James Comey told US lawmakers that the Bureau had found additional correspondence relevant to its probe Clinton’s use of a non-government email server and devices. Additional 650,000 emails have been stored on the computer used by Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.