Of course, it is totally possible that Obama is just saying he won’t protect Hillary even as he plans to do just that. Some might argue, however, that the fact that he felt the need to give multiple verbal assurances that his administration wouldn’t block investigations into her activities proves that he realizes she is vulnerable and wants to minimize the inevitable fallout from a potential conviction.
‘Some people, I think, are worried whether or not the decision whether or not how to handle the was will be made on political grounds and not legal grounds. Can you guarantee to the American people? Can you direct the Justice Department to say, Hillary Clinton will be treated as the evidence goes, she’ll not be in any way protected?’
‘I can guarantee,’ Obama promised. ‘I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated. I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it.’
‘I guarantee it. I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI, not just in this case but in any case. Period,’ Obama made clear.
‘Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law,’ the president added.
‘Even if she ends up as the Democratic nominee?’ Wallace asked.
‘How many times do I have to say it, Chris? Guaranteed,’ said Obama.
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Source: Real Clear Politics