President Obama says Hillary Clinton “could not have been more diligent” as secretary of state in a video her campaign released mere hours after FBI director James Comey accused her of being “extremely careless” in her handling of classified materials during her tenure.
“She could not have been more diligent, more tireless, more loyal, and more committed to making sure that around the world, diplomatically, we were promoting the interests and goals of the American people,” says Obama in the two-minute promotional spot the Clinton camp characterized as an “interview“.
Earlier Tuesday, Comey announced the findings of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time at the State Department. While stopping short of recommending an indictment, the Bureau criticized her behavior and “the security culture of the State Department in general.”
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey said at a press conference.