Obama: Not the White House's job to 'meddle' in FBI investigations

Obama was told of the probe — which began over the summer — two days after his reelection victory.

On Wednesday, he said it wasn’t the job of the White House to “meddle” in FBI investigations.

“One of the challenges here is we’re not supposed to meddle in criminal investigations, and that’s been our practice,” Obama said at his first post-election news conference.

Obama also said that if he had been told, it was possible he would have faced questions about why the White House was meddling in the probe.

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