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Obama: I Do Not Believe Comey Is Trying to ‘Influence the Election’

obamaAl Sharpton asked President Obama in an interview on MSNBC tonight whether he has concerns about the leaks from the FBI that, as Sharpton put it, seem designed to hurt Hillary Clinton.

Obama hesitated to react directly to that question because, he said, he’s “always very careful about speaking about active cases.”

The president went on to vouch for Comey:

“Jim Comey’s a good man and I do not believe he is, in any way, trying to influence the election one way or the other. I think he is a serious public servant who wants to do the right thing.”

He did go on to repeat what he said earlier this week about how we shouldn’t run on “innuendo.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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